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From wonderland to obscurity, Aliss eyes BPL comeback

  • Published at 08:09 pm December 11th, 2019
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Dhaka Dynamites' Aliss al Islam bowls during their BPL match against Rangpur Riders in Mirpur earlier this year Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

The 22-year old roped in by Khulna Tigers is aiming a comeback with a remodeled bowling action after completing an eight-month recovery from knee injury

Off-spinner Aliss Islam is confident of making a strong comeback through the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20. 

The 22-year old roped in by Khulna Tigers is aiming a comeback with a remodeled bowling action after completing an eight-month recovery from knee injury.

Aliss had a brilliant entry to the limelight following his BPL debut for Dhaka Dynamites last season. 

The offie had made the headlines after taking four wickets, including a hat-trick, conceding just 26 runs on his BPL bow.

Luck however, conspired against Aliss as he came under the scanner for a suspect bowling action and was later found to have a faulty action. 

He did not stop playing the BPL season though, thanks to the regulations that state a bowler with a suspect bowling action can play for 21 days after being reported.

This was followed by an injury against Sylhet Sixers in the following game, which ruled him out of the tournament.

“I am confident with my bowling action, and looking forward to playing in the BPL. I have given my bowling action test and successfully passed it, and that made me eligible to play in the BPL,” said Aliss to the reporters Wednesday.

Whilst undergoing the long rehabilitation process, Aliss was in doubts if his time was running out. 

But he remained patient and focused and is now on the verge of a comeback. 

“Yes, it was quite long and I had to remain patient throughout the rehabilitation program,” said Alis.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s bowling action review committee member Nasir Ahmed said they have checked Aliss’ action and cleared him as they found no problems with it during the test.

“He is completely okay [bowling action] considering the way he bowled,” said Nasir.