Sujon sees the ultimate solution in Mashrafe
Due to injury, Mustafizur will not feature in Bangladesh’s upcoming series against Afghanistan and England. While Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud Sujon has no problem to admit the fact that Mustafizur will be missed greatly, but he also believes the Tigers will still be a formidable pace attack even after Mustafizur’s absence, at least as long as there remains someone like Mashrafe Bin Mortaza among the charges. [Read in Bangla: মাশরাফিতেই সমাধান দেখছেন সুজন]
“Of course we will miss Mustafizur. He is a bowler of completely different potential. So no one can take his place. But still you have to concede that Bangladesh can do well without him. Specially we have a pace attack that will be led by Mashrafe from the front.
“Mashrafe is a bowler who can keep delivering the ball at the same place even with both his eyes closed. He knows the conditions very well. He has a great sense about the game, so he knows where he should bowl and how he has to utilize the home advantages for his own favour. Overall, Mashrafe’s bowling talks!” said Sujon.
The former Bangladesh skipper also claims the Afghanistan series will pose a great opportunity for the Tigers prior to the series against England, “It’s great to get a series against Afghanistan before England’s arrival. Many may fear Bangladesh will have to lose points if they lose to Afghanistan. But this mentality never crosses my mind. Not for a moment do I believe we can be defeated by Afghanistan. But still they are a very good team, and so the series will provide our players with good preparations.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcricteam.com