In recent years, Shoriful Islam has been an important cog in Bangladesh’s assured pace bowling squad, which has made significant strides toward becoming more effective. Having made his professional debut for the Tigers in 2021, the left-arm seamer has since established himself as a multi-format pacer for the team. During an exclusive chat with The Daily Star’s Mazhar Uddin, he discussed his bowling, in addition to a few other issues. The following are the excerpts:
Mostbet Agent (MA): How did the One-Day International series versus Ireland stack up against your predictions?
To tell you the truth, Shoriful Islam (SI) says nay. Since it was the first time I’d ever been exposed to English circumstances, I believe it was a beneficial experience for me. In settings like those, there is always something for seamen to learn, and this experience was a valuable one. As a bowler, it is essential to contribute, and I make it a point to do so whenever I can.
MA: What kind of preparations are you making for the next test series against Afghanistan that will take place at home?
SI: I am now in Sylhet, Bangladesh, with the Bangladesh A squad in order to compete in the third and final day of our four-day match against the West Indies A. Before the test, I believe this to be a beneficial chance for me to get some practice in with the game. I will work on getting myself ready and making the most of the chances I have.
MA: There is an increasing amount of faith within the Bangladesh pace unit. Is there a link between healthy competition and the desire to do even better?
Absolutely, says SI. As a bowler, you should always be thinking about your game and working to improve yourself to be the greatest version of you that you can be. Everyone on the Bangladeshi team, from Taskin Bhai to Mustafizur Bhai to Ebadot Bhai to Hasan Mahmud, does their best to contribute and constantly wants to win matches for the country.
We are a self-assured bowling team that is excited to express themselves in every given situation thanks to the optimistic outlook we maintain. If we adhere to the appropriate procedure, there is a good chance that the outcome will be favorable the vast majority of the time. Before and after each game, we engage in conversation with one another and have conversations about the game.
MA: Could you please tell us about your time spent collaborating with Allan Donald?
SI: My wrist position is something that I have been working on with Allan Donald. In addition to this, we discuss the manner in which we need to conduct ourselves in various settings. He is constantly extremely outspoken and keeps reminding us of our plans, which is a really motivating aspect of his presence.
DS: As a fast bowler, what do you feel is your greatest strength?
SI: I believe that my speed and swing are my strengths. The rhythm of a fast bowler, though, might be disrupted by injury. Since I have fully recovered from my previous injury, it has not been simple for me to immediately raise my pace, but I am working on it, and I am determined to become a bowler who is consistent across all forms.