Bangladesh’s latest bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman is on the track of making a comeback in the international scenario after being out of the business since last August due to a shoulder surgery. Mustafizur made his debut in 2015 against India and bagged a fifer in the match.
The left-arm quick bowler recently played in the Bangladesh Cricket League and picked four wickets in two matches.
“I am really impressed with the way he bowled in the second innings [against Central Zone],” Minhajul said on Friday (February 18). “I think he got back his rhythm, so there is no need for him to play the fourth-round match. You can only know whether he will be in the Test team or not when we announce it but I can say that he is ready to play the full series in Sri Lanka.”
“I am sure he can play in all three formats in Sri Lanka but we have to keep in mind that he has just returned from a major injury,” Mahmud said. “If we handle him with care, his career will be prolonged.”
While the BCB and Bangladesh manager have a thought process of making Mustafizur look upon his injury, the 21-year-old insists on being quite prepared for the ultimate stage.
“I now have full confidence to play the Sri Lanka series but the selectors and team management will take the decision about what would be best for me. I missed the Test in India so I am looking forward to Sri Lanka. Mentally I am also fresh now and I am happy with the way I bowled in the last round of the BCL.”