Banhladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza announced his retirement from international T20 cricket last year. But the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is now trying to convince him to make a return in the shortest version of international cricket.
Meanwhile, the former fielding coach of Bangladesh team and BPL franchise Comilla Victorians head coach Mohammad Salahuddin feels the importance of Mashrafe in Tigers’ T20 team as he thinks the veteran pacer is still one of the best options for the Tigers with the new ball in the shortest format of the game.
”I think it would be better if Mashrafe could play. I have witnessed him in the domestic circuit during the BPL and he is still bowling well in ODIs. You need to have a bowler to win a T20 game,” Salahuddin said.
He added, ”Mustafiz has been doing well. Had we Mashrafe in the team, we would have got an experienced bowler in the team. Mustafizur is not bowling with the new ball as we use him after the Power-play, so who will bowl with the new ball?”
“We don’t have a strike bowler who can bowl well with the new ball. You need a front-line bowler with the new ball. We don’t have many bowlers who can do well in T20,” concluded.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com