He has a smooth bowling action as well as pretty decent pace. With the ability to skid the ball and extract some extra bounce, Hasan Mahmud looks a great prospect for Bangladesh cricket. The young right-arm pacer has just started his dream journey. He took 3 wickets on his debut ODI against the West Indies.
After an excellent debut, the second match did not go well for Hasan. He was a little expensive in that match, taking a wicket for 54 runs in 9 overs. He had to sit out the last match because of that. However, the BCB selectors haven't lost faith in Hasan.
Hasan has also been included in the squad for the Test against the West Indies. He is practicing regularly with the team. Whether he makes his Test debut against the West Indies or not, the BCB has a long-term plan for him. Due to his speed and bounce, Hasan Mahmud is being considered as one of the main weapons of Bangladesh's pace attack on foreign soil.
According to former Bangladesh captain and current BCB selector Habibul Bashar, Bangladesh need a fast bowler like Hasan when they tour abroad. He said, "He hasn't played too many first-class matches but has matured a lot in a short time. He's definitely a very good prospect for us."
"We reckon we can expect a lot better from Hasan Mahmud. Especially when we go to play outside the country, we need pacers who have extra pace. He has a very good future. I think Bangladesh cricket will enjoy great services from him across formats," added Habibul Bashar.
Yasir Ali Rabbi is also in the Test squad. When asked whether this series will be a big opportunity for them, Habibul Bashar said, "It is a good opportunity for both of them. If the team management thinks that they will play, it will be a new beginning for them."
"And if they do not make the XI, they will still have a chance to prepare themselves. Because the next time they get the chance, the environment should not seem new to them. So, the squad has been enlarged keeping the future in mind. Those who don't get a chance to play should adapt to the team culture," concluded Bashar.