Trying to learn new variations: Mustafizur on his World Cup preparation

Mustafizur Rahman will be playing his first ever World Cup for Bangladesh and he’s the go-to bowler for the men in green.

Mustafizur Rahman celebrating his wicket during a match
The way Mustafizur Rahman started his ODI career and tore apart India in the home series, he was supposed to be Bangladesh’s magical weapon in the upcoming World Cup.

But a shoulder injury has changed the dimension of the fast bowler’s career and after he came back recovering from the long-term injury, he was never the same old clinical Fizz.

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However, he is still considered the main weapon of Bangladesh along with Rubel Hossain in the pace attack and the bowling department heavily depend on him.

Mustafizur’s main weapons are slower balls and cutters and the World Cup set to take place in fast tracks in England, the weapons are likely to be less effective. And the fast bowler has said that he is trying to learn new variations ahead of the cricket’s biggest event.

“I don’t have many things apart from slower balls and cutters. For me, those [slower balls and cutter] are very important deliveries and I am hoping to stick with it. But I am trying to learn new variations. The wicket will be good for batting (in England) but I will try to give my best,” he said.

Mustafizur also said he is aware of the fact that the expectations are high from him and he is coping with this kind of pressure since his debut.

“I played in Twenty20 World Cup before but this is going to be my first ODI World Cup. I always had extra responsibility. Everyone expects from me so I always have more responsibilities. I always try to give my best because everyone has expectation from me,” he concluded.

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