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Walsh not prefers to play Mustafizur in all three Tests against New Zealand


Bangladesh are prepared to encounter New Zealand in three match Test series starting from February 28 in Hamilton.

Bangladesh cricketers flew to down under after a long, grueling month of playing BPL T20; and as the mega ICC event is in knocking distance, it would be hard for the fast bowlers to endure the strain ahead.

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Bangladesh pace mentor Courtney Andrew Walsh inferred it hard for young quick Mustafizur Rahman to appear in all three forthcoming longer version matches and said it is important to freshen him up for the World Cup.

“In the case of Mustafizur, we have to make sure he is fine and try to get him fresh. So the question will be how many Tests the selectors want him to play here and once we know that we can monitor his workload,” Walsh said.

“I think in this case it’s important to be communicative and we have to look what surface suits him here and

it’s going to be hard for him to play all three Test matches in my estimation, if you want him to keep fresh,” Walsh added.

Walsh also said the team is eager to win the challenge over there so a possible best team combination is necessary to put on in the first of the three Test matches.

“Obviously, we are here to win the Test series, so we have to look for the best team in the first Test and I am positive about it. So he is probably going to carry a bit of workload and he knows that,” Walsh said.

“I have got to make sure he doesn’t over-bowl in practice or in practice matches. That’s my job and responsibility to try keep him fresh,” said Walsh in Christchurch.

“If it’s up to me, yes, Rubel could play some more games because unfortunately, he didn’t play a lot of games here. He has done well in the BPL and most games for Bangladesh he has played. So I think it’s important for him to play up until the World Cup and to play as many matches as he can once he is been looked after,” he added.

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