Mustafizur Rahman working with Gibson to get better

2020-03-20 14:57
Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman (PA/Supplied)

Seamer Mustafizur Rahman has revealed that he is working hard with Bangladesh bowling coach Ottis Gibson and is determined to be regular in all three formats of the game.

Mustafizur had shoulder surgery done in 2016 and has never been the same bowler that burst onto the scene at international level in 2015.

The 24-year-old left-arm paceman lost his national contract recently but was still selected to for the ODI and T20I series at home against Zimbabwe earlier this month.

Although he was happy with his performances, Mustafizur said he is till working on improving his action with national bowling coach Gibson.

Mustafizur told The Daily Star: "I think it's going well. The Zimbabwe ODIs were especially good since you get 10 overs and I tried to bring the ball back in during my first spell. It's not something you can do in a day.

"I have worked for two weeks on bringing the ball back in with (bowling coach) Ottis [Gibson] and hopefully it will get better as time passes.

"I have been trying a few things to find out what works for me. The cutter is also there along with getting the ball to come back in. There will be ups and downs in cricket.

"If you cannot accept that, you will never become a great player. [Being dropped] is good for me since it gives me a chance to improve."

Despite his recent struggles, Mustafizur picked up two wickets in the ODIs against Zimbabwe, while he finished as the highest wicket-taker in the T20Is, capturing five in the two-match series.

- TEAMtalk media


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