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Fitness is the only concern for Mashrafe


Fitness is the only concern for Mashrafe

Bangladesh pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational figures in the world cricket. His career was stopped for several times due to his injuries and 7 operations have been done thus far for his legs.

But he came back every time and he is still playing like a superhero. Now his next target is to play the next ICC Cricket World Cup and he is hopeful of being able to play the tournament which is scheduled to be played in England & Wales in 2019.

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In the meantime, the 33-year old regular member Bangladesh ODI side is also concerned whether he would be able to keep himself fit till then or not. “Fitness is the main concern for me for the upcoming World Cup and performing well is important too,” Mashrafe said.

Mashrafe, who is currently ranked at number 14 in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Rankings has been a key performer for the side in recent times. He has taken 58 wickets in 40 matches in last 3 years which is the highest for any Bangladeshi bowler.

So he thinks, if he can perform well with keeping himself fit, then there is no reason to avoid the upcoming ICC tournament. “If I can perform well with keeping myself fit, then there is no reason to avoid the 2019 World Cup. I want to play till that time.”

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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