Mashrafe recovers injury, may take part in T20 Cup
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has recovered from hamstring injury. He is back in the nets and may be considered for Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.
Mashrafe last played competitive cricket in Dhaka Premier League in March, the same month when he played his last ODI as a captain against Zimbabwe.
The Narail Express has not been around Bangladesh camp since the pandemic. He once got COVID during the virus’ peak in the country.
Mashrafe was not picked for BCB President’s Cup, a three-team tournament that marked the return of competitive cricket in Bangladesh. While the 37-year-old was having a practice session himself, he had injured his hamstring.
The injury led to him missing out on consideration for five-team T20 Cup. He was not named among 113 men for fitness test earlier this month.
However, the ex captain of Bangladesh has started the process of returning to the game. There is a possibility of him getting into a team in the back half of T20 Cup.
“Mashrafe has started running. He is not having any issues while walking. He will speed up his running slowly. He will start bowling once he feels better,” Bangladesh Cricket Board physio Debashish Chowdhury told BDCricTime.
“Overall his recovery has been acknowledgeable. The tournament is yet to begin. It will end in mid December. So there is time. We are hopeful of him playing a few matches at the later stage.”