Taijul Islam
Taijul Islam. (Photograph supply: Twitter)

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam stays one of many inspirations for subcontinent spinners. The left-arm spinner got here in as substitute for the injured Taskin Ahmed in opposition to South Africa and straightaway picked up 6 for 135 in his 50 overs within the first innings of the continuing Port Elizabeth Take a look at.

Regardless of stepping up for the aspect each time he will get the ball in hand, Taijul hasn’t sealed his place within the taking part in XI in abroad circumstances owing to Bangladesh’s new technique of entering into with three quick bowlers and a spinner. Additionally, Shakib Al Hasan gives the identical left-arm possibility and it that has meant that Taijul can not turn into an everyday a part of the Take a look at staff.

Taijul will get irritated whereas responding to a query within the press meet

In an interview session after his spectacular efficiency, Taijul was requested how he intends to fill the void left by Shakib’s absence within the aspect. The query wasn’t welcomed by the 30-year-old. He felt {that a} comparability to Shakib was useless on the time.

“Don’t you could have some other query to ask me aside from it?,” stated Taijul in a press meet forward of the South African tour in Dhaka. “In all probability including Shakib bhai’s title is extra saleable,” he added.

In the meantime, the Bangladesh chief selector had revealed that the three quick bowler technique was not the one purpose behind Tajiul’s fixed exclusion nevertheless it was about batting deep as properly. He added that Taijul might be accommodated if Mehidy Hasan can bat at seven in abroad circumstances.

“I don’t suppose Taijul shouldn’t be making the Take a look at XI as a result of we’re taking part in three tempo bowlers. Moderately what I really feel is that we’re taking part in eight batsmen, which is why he isn’t included,” chief selector Minhajul Abedin instructed Cricbuzz on Saturday

“If we put Miraj (Mehidy Hasan) at seven and convey Taijul at eight than we will accommodate three tempo bowlers within the away Take a look at together with the left-arm spinner (when Shakib shouldn’t be round),” he added.

Bangladesh ended Day 2 in opposition to South Africa on 139/5 in 41 overs and are trailing by 314 runs within the first innings.

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