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Anamul eyeing return to national fold

  • Published at 10:51 pm June 22nd, 2017
  • Last updated at 05:42 am June 23rd, 2017
Anamul eyeing return to national fold
National discard Anamul Haque is eyeing a return to the Bangladesh fold as the wicketkeeper-batsman is all set to tour Australia with the BCB High Performance Unit this July. Anamul sees the tour as a big opportunity to perform and create the scenario for a possible call-up to the national side. The right-handed batsman last played for Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup before picking up a shoulder injury during the group stage match against Scotland in Nelson, New Zealand. The injury saw Anamul lost his spot as an opening batsman in the national team, to left-hander Soumya Sarkar. The BCB HP Unit in their 16-day long tour will play one three-day game and five one-day matches.

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“I have not toured with a BCB team for a long time now. I am starting again from square one. I am excited to perform, to be honest. I believe Australia have always been a lucky ground for me. I look forward to a good tour, given we have good players in the team. We have five one-dayers and hopefully, I will be able to do my best,” Anamul told the media on Thursday. “Away tours are always challenging. Of course, this is a big platform for me to make a return to the national team. The selectors will think of you for the national team if you perform in Australian conditions. For now, I am thankful to them for giving me this opportunity,” he said. Anamul has played four Tests, 30 ODIs and 13 T20Is for Bangladesh since his debut in November, 2012. The BCB HP side will play all their matches in Darwin against teams comprising first-class cricketers from Australia.