Mashrafe likely to play next NCL match too

Mashrafe captures 4 wickets for Khulna in first match of NCL

Experienced Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who played longer format cricket with first match of the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL) after a long time, has decided to play the second game too.

“I am playing in this NCL to become fit for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa. So far, I am happy with my performance. Hopefully, I will also play in the next game too,” Mashrafe told Prothom-alo on Wednesday.

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Last time before this match, Mashrafe played longer version cricket in the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) 2013-14. Since then he played only 50-over and T20 game.

Mashrafe who last played for Bangladesh Test side back in 2009, is much happy with his performance in the opening fixture. He took 3 wickets in the 2nd innings of the match.

“I was in the field for whole 90 overs in the first day. Ability to survive in such a hot condition has surely encouraged me. I tried to bowl in accurate line and length although I bowled 4 no balls,” he concluded.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com