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Fitness and other things to be considered for Mustafizur Rahman’s Test return: Mominul Haque


Mustafizur Rahman has not played Test cricket for Bangladesh since February 2021. He is currently playing for Delhi Capitals at IPL 2022.

Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh.  Courtesy: Reuters

Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh. Courtesy: Reuters

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mustafizur played his last cricket test in February 2021
  • Mustafizur is currently playing for Delhi Capitals at IPL 2022
  • BCB said they will have a discussion with Mustafizur about the future of his Test

Bangladesh competition captain Mominul Haque Showrabh says fitness and many other factors need to be taken into account for Mustafizur Rahman’s return in Test cricket. The left-hander from Satkhira last played in its purest form in February 2021 against the West Indies and has since been involved in limited cricket only.

After making his Test debut in 2015, the 26-year-old has only entered 14 Tests, picking up 30 trebles with two four-strokes to his name. Mominul gave her opinion after Bangladesh’s drawn test match against Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

MOMINUL Talks About MUSTAFIZUR

“If you’re saying whether I ask for him (Mustafizur on the Test team) or not, then if the board gives him, he will naturally play,” Mominul is quoted as saying.

”First, you have to see how many days Mustafizur has played cricket and a lot of things depend on how many days he plays, and also the fitness problem. If we ask him, we will play him, because we are missing some of our frontline players,” he said.

” I don’t know how many Challenges Mustafizur have played and honestly, no speed bowler has ever been experienced in Bangladesh and it’s true, and they probably played 20 Tests in total. What I feel is that experience hardly matters to them (speed bowlers),” added Mominul.

Earlier, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (ECB) said there would be discussions with Mustafizur about his future in Test cricket. BCB says they want Mustafizur to continue playing Test cricket. The pacer is currently in India, participating in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL).

After their home series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will head to the West Indies for two Tests, 3 ODIs and multiple T20Is.



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