[caption id="attachment_870195" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-870195" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Mossadek-Hossain-Bangladesh-.jpg" alt="Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mossadek Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan" width="628" height="291" /> Mossadek said that the absence of star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will give him the platform to cement his place as an allrounder. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh/news/">Bangladesh</a> have been on a continuous ascent given their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC Cricket World Cup 2019</a> performance is anything to go by, but they are yet to win any series in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/news/">Sri Lanka</a>, something that allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mosaddek-hossain/news/">Mossadek Hossain</a> believes may be put to rest in the upcoming three-match ODI series in Colombo. <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mashrafe-mortaza/news/">Mashrafe Mortaza</a>-led side will take on Sri Lanka in the island country in three ODIs, which will be played on July 26, July 28 and July 31 at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo."I think we are favourites against Sri Lanka," Mossadek was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>"You see we are in a better position than them in both batting and bowling department and if you talk about experience then we are in a better position in that area too." <p></p> <p></p>Mossadek said that the absence of star allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shakib-al-hasan/news/">Shakib Al Hasan</a>, who finished the World Cup with 606 runs and 11 wickets, will give him the platform to cement his place as an allrounder. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahmudullah/">Mahmudullah</a> too will not be able to bowl too much given his recurring shoulder injury. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sri-lanka-vs-bangladesh-odis-shakib-al-hasan-liton-das-rested-for-sri-lanka-series-mashrafe-mortaza-to-lead-869689">Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das rested for Sri Lanka series; Mashrafe Mortaza to lead</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"I did not think like that (Mahmudullah's absence in bowling) will help me ahead because since I debuted in ODIs, I had to bowl almost in every match. Even when Riyad (Mahmudullah) bhai was regular in bowling, I had to bowl five-six overs in every match. It is true that his (Mahmudullah's) absence in bowling on a regular basis though I always consider myself to be a batting all-rounder. If I think that way, I'm getting more chance as a bowler and I will be ahead more as an all-rounder. <p></p> <p></p>"Look, Shakib bhai won't be with us in the Sri Lanka series. That's why more opportunities may come in the bowling department. I may have to come in bowling early. Or I may have to bowl more overs than usual. Of course, I am prepared for that opportunity if I have to bowl more overs. I have a plan regarding that. I am focusing on every bit of opportunity that I will get. I am not thinking anything besides that," he said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-after-a-disappointing-campaign-bangladesh-sack-coach-steve-rhodes-867129">After a disappointing campaign, Bangladesh sack coach Steve Rhodes</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Mossadek also is trying to establish himself at the number seven position. "I think I will have to bat in the Sri Lanka series at the same position where I batted throughout the World Cup and series before that because of team combination. I think I am set in that position, I am not thinking anything but that actually," said Mossadek. <p></p> <p></p>"Actually, before the World Cup and also during the Premier League I was totally focusing on improving my strike rate. So, when I will go on to bat I may face the same type of situation. If the situation is bad then I have to bat well and propel my team forward. So, I am working on that."