After all the pessimism about Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s career, he is still in better shape than any other fast bowlers in the team Bangladesh. Age and primarily the fitness hindrances might cut out significant pace from his bowling but Mashrafe has been running with excellent accuracy since long.
The year started happily for Bangladesh gaining a huge win against low ranked Zimbabwe in the first match of the tri-nation series in Dhaka. Amidst the wonderful bowling display from the hosts restricting the opponent in a mild score, skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza hold the best economy rate.
In the match, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan captured the highest 3 wickets conceding 43 runs, his economy rate counts to 4.30.
Mustafizur bagged 2 wickets in his 10 overs giving away 29 runs – thus his economy stands on 2.90.
On the other hand, pacer Rubel Hossain claimed 2 wickets in an economy rate of 4.80.
It was only Mashrafe Bin Mortaza who provided 29 runs in 9 overs taking a single wicket – the best economy rate marked beside his name with 2.77.
The esteemed Bangladesh limited over captain expressed pleasure upon team performance in the start of the new season.
The third country of the tri-nation series is Sri Lanka, against whom Bangladesh will play a bilateral Test series and T20I series after the completion of the tri-nation series.
Bangladesh will play their second match in the tri-nation series on 19th of this month, against Sri Lanka.
The second match against Zimbabwe will be on 23rd of January.