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Jubair hoping to gather experience

  • Published at 09:53 pm August 8th, 2016
Jubair hoping to gather experience

Young leg-spinner Jubair Hossain Likhon started off his international career with huge potential back in 2014 against Zimbabwe.

However, a lack of experience both in the international and the domestic circuit meant the leggie slowly faded away from the limelight.

But rather than fretting over a return, Jubair is gradually garnering experience which he believes will stand him in good stead in the coming days.

Ever since I got into the national team, my main aim was to gather as much experience I could and also improve my skill. I want to improve my stroke ball as I have a lot of variation in my bowling, which at times created some problems,” Jubair told the media on Monday at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium following a training session.

I am working on it and trying to bowl in a particular area consistently. I think experience is a very big factor as I am talking with everyone and hopefully I will be able to improve in future,” he said.

The 20-year old, who picked up 16 wickets in six Tests and four wickets in three ODIs, went on to inform that the recent trend of leg-spinners being named in most of the international sides encourages him a great deal.

It is really encouraging to see the leg-spinners doing well - Amit Mishra for India and Yasir Shah for Pakistan. He (Yasir) bowled superbly against England in the first Test and it's encouraging to see the leg-spinners playing in almost all the teams in international cricket,” he said.

Interestingly, Jubair stated that Yasir once approached him to learn the googly delivery when Pakistan toured Bangladesh last year.

He came to me to learn googly. Even I also learned a lot from him. He asked my age and told me that I have a long way to go. He told me not to worry about anything else and just try to bowl in a particular area. He also told me to gather as much experience as I can and try to learn quickly, which in turn will help me a lot,” he added.