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If I get a chance, I will give my best: Bijoy

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Published: 15:48, 23 June 2022   Update: 17:14, 23 June 2022
If I get a chance, I will give my best: Bijoy

Anamul Haque Bijoy. Photo: File

Anamul Haque Bijoy has made a comeback for the national side after eight long years. His performance in the domestic  first-class cricket was marvellous and except for Yasir Ali’s injury, this was one of the reasons why Bijoy was included in the Test squad. 

The right-handed batter has not played for Bangladesh in any format since 2019. However, he has come back in style as he smashed a world record for aggregating most number of runs (1042 runs in the Dhaka Premier League) in a List A tournament. The previous record was held by Tom Moody, who had accumulated 971 runs in 1991, reports Cricbuzz.

The right-handed batsman has a load of experience in first-class cricket, scoring 7479 runs in 105 first-class games with an average of 45.32.

The team management is thinking of giving a chance to Bijoy in the second Test against West Indies in St Lucia in place of either Mominul Haque or Nazmul Hossain due to their prolonged lean patch with the bat.

''These kinds of things [averaging well in first-class cricket] always give me confidence at the back of my mind that I could take myself to a place from where I can see these things and it always boosts me up and it is in the back of my mind and it will help me and this is a big experience for me because I have played first-class cricket for so many years,'' Bijoy told reporters at St Lucia on Wednesday.

''Each and every player has the dream that he becomes experienced and he can utilise it. I am hopeful that the experience will help me and I can contribute for my nation,'' he said.

''You all know that I have been called in the national team after eight years so this is a big opportunity for me and it's a great chance to show that I really love Test cricket. I am excited and will try to follow the process the way I have played first-class cricket. I don't want to change anything from the way I have played so far in first-class cricket and would like to do that,'' he said and added, "This was true that I was called up for white ball and I was practising with white ball but, to be honest I have said this and believe that I love Test cricket a lot and I am very passionate about it and if I get an opportunity certainly I will try to grab it,'' he said.

The top-order failure had been a major concern for the tourists, being bowled out for less than 200 in five out of 12 completed innings that includes scores of 80 and 53 all out against South Africa while managing 103 runs in the first innings against West Indies in the two-match series opener at Antigua.

''What I am thinking is that if I get a chance I will try to give my best and so that I can help in putting a good score in the scoreboard for Bangladesh team. It is very important that we must prevent the falling of early wickets as well as keep the scoreboard moving and that is very important for me,'' he said.