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Pacer Ibadat vows to come back strong

  • Published at 09:57 pm August 10th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:58 pm August 10th, 2017
Pacer Ibadat vows to come back strong
Fast bowler Ibadat Hossain has vowed to script a comeback to his natural rhythm after spending an impressive Australia tour with the BCB High Performance team. The right-arm pacer emerged as the BCB pacer hunt winner in March, 2016, and was later included in the HP team. But in his first season in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, the paceman failed to register any significant performance. Successful displays in Australia recently with the HP Unit however, has given him some confidence to get back to his rhythm.
“I tried my best to bring back my form after coming to the HP camp. The tour to Australia also went well, I picked up seven wickets. I got back my previous rhythm from there. I bowled well [Thursday]. But I will try to address my issues and improve myself further,” Ibadat told the media at the academy ground in Mirpur on Thursday.
“I got some tips from the U-19 team’s coach after coming to this camp. Our coach Simon Helmot also helped me a lot. I saw my own video, it looks better than before,” he said. Ibadat was included in the national team in last year’s training camp in Australia. He also accompanied the national team when the Tigers toured New Zealand in January this year. Ibadat informed that coaches from the national team have helped him during that time to improve his bowling. “I had issues with the run-up. I managed to address it, hopefully. When I was in New Zealand, our bowling coach Courtney Walsh also helped me out a lot. Even Mario [Villavarayan] taught me a lot of things. I was working on my running technique back then. I cleared most of the problems after coming to the HP camp,” Ibadat said.