Surprised Jayed hopes to do well in World Cup

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Pace bowler Abu Jayed Rahi. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe 25-year-old pace-bowler Abu Jayed Rahi on Tuesday said he was surprised being selected in Bangladesh's World Cup squad, reports UNB.

The right-arm pacer has never played any one day international match earlier.

"It was surprising to me. I hoped I can be in the 20-member squad. So, I was surprised when I heard I'm in the 15-member squad," Abu Jayed told the media after the team was announced by chief selector Minhazul Abedin today.

Abu Jayed got the national cap in 2018 in a T20 International match against Sri Lanka in his hometown, Sylhet. He got the Test cap against West Indies in the same year. Since then, he has played five Tests and three T20 Internationals.

His main strength is his ability to swing the ball from both ends of the wicket. He also said he got the chance for this strength especially because of the condition in England.

"I got the call for my ability to swing the ball. Mashrafe bhai told me earlier that he is optimistic about my ability to swing the ball since we'll play the World Cup in England. I'm also hopeful about doing well," Jayed further said.

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