There is no chance to officially say ‘drop’. Officially rested by the selectors as a reason for keeping the first World Cup centurion out of the first two ODIs against Ireland. But what is the way back? In the current reality, all doors are supposed to be closed for Mahmudullah the context. The past tells us that the way back has not been smooth for those who have been rested by the team management. However, they could not settle down. But Hathurusinghe has faith in the disciple. Before entering the field against Ireland, the topic of Mahmudullah definitely came up. In reply, the Bangladesh coach said, “I don’t think he is past his prime.” We are trying to increase our player pool before the World Cup. If something happens closer to the World Cup, we’ve got enough players who we’ve seen and can count on to play their part.”There may be various questions about batting. But the statistics speak for him. Mahmudullah scored the most 807 runs for the team in the last two years. The average maximum is 42.47. But the selectors have made it clear that running does not mean performing. Team management and selectors are also worried about the future. Yasir Ali Chowdhury has been returned to Mahmudullah’s place. Tawhid Hridyo is already there. If Yasir and Hridiya can perform then Mahmudullah’s rest will be well deserved. Especially in Hathurusingha, it can be emphasized that no old person should be kept in the team. Future thinking is also added here. Hathrusinghe wants to take the opportunity, it is clear in his voice. We want to take that opportunity (to see the youngsters play). Because we have only 15 ODIs left before the World Cup.
We are therefore looking at some players who we feel can contribute. Riyadh is still planning. This is how we see it.”The matter is to see how much they can match themselves at this level of cricket. That doesn’t mean the boy has performed, but Mahmudullah has run out or run out of potential. He is still in our plans. Riyad (Mahmudullah) has done enough so far, he has a lot of experience. We know what we can get from him. So we want to see some other boys come forward, play international cricket.” – added Hathurusinghe.