Challenges are good for a player

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Uncapped Bangaldeshi left-arm spinner Sanjamul Islam believes that difficult conditions challenge players helping to make them better.

The 27-year-old made the trip to Sri Lanka and though he didn’t get a game he is of the opinion that the experience has helped him grow as a player.

Speaking after being selected for the Champions Trophy squad Sanjamul said: “These are big events, the tri-nation series and the Champions Trophy.

“I did not get a chance to play in Sri Lanka and that was a bit unfortunate. But being selected for these two competitions has boosted me up again.

“Before being selected for the Sri Lanka series I watched international cricket on TV. In Sri Lanka I watched it from the dugout, and there’s plenty of difference. I practised with the team, stayed with them and gained a lot of valuable experience.”

Sanjamul is well aware that conditions in England will not assist him as much as what he is used to back home but hopes to rise to the challenge.

He may be uncapped at international level but Sanjumal is vastly experienced in first class cricket and believes he can perform well on the big stage in challenging conditions.

He added: “If you bowl in these conditions you need to concentrate a lot and that’s an advantage. If you do well, your value increases. It is challenging, but it’s good for you as a player.”

Sanjamul is confident that the ever-improving Bangladesh team can do well at the Champions Trophy.

He said: “As a team, if we give our 100 percent, we can beat any side. We are not focused on the opponent. We want to give our best. So our first target is to play good cricket. I want to show the world how well I play in the big event.”

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