Bangladesh all-rounder Nasir Hossain said he is eager to make a comeback to the national team and in order to impress the selectors he hopes to do well in the domestic circuit as the new season will kick off soon.
Nasir played a competitive cricket match for the last time back in January this year. But due to the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, domestic cricket was on hold for a long time.
“There is no alternative to training hard,” Nasir told the media on Wednesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. “I’ve been working hard on my fitness. We did not get enough facilities to train due to the pandemic, but from now on, we will get the chance to use the wickets. I hope I can prepare well.”
Nasir played his last international match in 2018, an ODI against Sri Lanka. Since then, he was out of the national setup. But the right-handed all-rounder said he is upbeat to make a comeback to the national side.
“I will put my best foot forward,” he said. “As long as I play cricket, I will keep pushing myself to the national team. It has always been a dream for me, and I will keep running for my dream to be fulfilled.”
Bangladesh domestic cricket will resume next month with the National Cricket League. Nasir said he will try to score the most runs in this event.
The all-rounder believes Bangladesh announced a balanced team for the T20 World Cup which will take place next month in Oman and the UAE. He said if the top-order batsmen and number seven do well in the World Cup, Bangladesh has a good chance to make the event memorable.
“I always want the Bangladesh team to win the World Cup. But it depends on many things. The T20 format is all about 120 balls, so the team that play well these balls win the match. I don’t think it’s (winning a World Cup) is impossible,” he added.
Nasir represented Bangladesh in 19 Tests, 65 ODIs and 31 T20Is. He has a century each in ODI and Test. He has 39 international wickets as well.