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'My swing bowling could be just what Bangladesh needs' - Abu Jayed

Bangladesh's surprise pick Abu Jayed has said his swing bowling could be just what his side needs to make an impact at the World Cup.

The 25-year-old, who is yet to play an ODI, admitted he wasn't expecting to be included in the World Cup squad.

"I was hoping to be among the 20 probables because I played really well in two matches here in the Premier League," Jayed told media.

"But when I heard that I was included in the squad, it came as a real surprise," he added.

'Seaming English pitches could help me'

"Bowling in these countries is ideal for me because I can swing the ball there. Since swing is my main weapon, I am really hopeful of doing well," Jayed said.

Jayed has played five Test matches and four T20Is.

"I have been playing for 10 years and during this time I had the opportunity to play a lot of cricket at different levels. So I don't think it [no ODI experience] will be a big problem," he said.

Jayed seems to be cover for injury-prone pace spearhead Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain, who has a side strain.