Mashrafe hopes for no rain

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Previous match of Bangladesh in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy was abandoned due to rain and they got one point from an almost losing position against Australia which keeps their hope alive. Tigers will be taking on New Zealand in their last group stage match, on Friday. [ নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বৃষ্টি না হওয়ার প্রত্যাশা মাশরাফির]

Both Bangladesh and Kane Williamson led side are now in a do or die situation where they have to win the game to stay in the tournament. As the match is a must win game for both of the sides, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Thursday, has said that he wants a full 50-over game.

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“Yes, we had a look at the grass, but it looks like they are cutting it again. We don’t know. We have to find out tomorrow morning and see what happens, and hopefully there is no rain tomorrow.” Mashrafe Mortaza gives his assessment of the pitch, on Thursday.

Ahead of the important match against Blackcaps, the Bangladesh captain wants to keep a positive mind set which he thinks would help them in the match. Also they will be playing with four specialist seamers first time in the tournament.

“Look, I would like to keep a positive mind set for tomorrow’s (Friday) match. We usually played with four specialist bowlers. But we had to plan differently for the match against England as we got all out very cheaply for 84 in the practice match. I am hopeful about tomorrow’s (Friday) match,” Mashrafe added.

-Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com