Barely three days after the overwhelming defeat in the Asia Cup final, Bangladesh find themselves in vastly different conditions for the qualifying match of the ICC T20 World Cup against Netherlands at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on March 9, Wednesday.
As a crucial member of Bangladesh cricket team during the ICC T20 World Cup in India, Mustafizur Rahman has embarked on his first overseas tour, and is acclimatizing to the environment at Dharamsala where Tigers are due to play their three qualifying matches.
Tigers led by Captain Courageous Mashrafe Mortaza must not be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task during the final of Asia Cup 2016 today, for they are made of sterling material, and are second to none.
Mashrafe’s exploits as a captain not only enabled Bangladesh to win some nail-biting contests in the recent past, but gave the cricketing world a new perception of Tigers…one that commands respect and admiration unlike never before!
When the sporty wicket at Mirpur has earned the ire of Dhoni, Waqar and others, Javagal Srinath, ex-Indian pacer expressed his delight at seeing how bowlers had something going in their favour during the ongoing Asia Cup 2016 at Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Cricket Board awarded young Mustafizur Rahman with a contract for 2016 while Rubel Hossain, a key member of Tigers' pace attack during the 2015 World Cup was left out of the list of contracted players.