Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman will play the third round of the Bangladesh Cricket League starting from today.
“Initially the plan was to play only one round [the second-round match against East Zone] but I think that it will be better for me to play another round to get back full confidence in my bowling. In the previous round I bowled with some comfort and I hope things will be better in the third round,” Mustafizur told The Daily Star over phone yesterday.
While Mustafizur was deemed medically fit, there were concerns about his match fitness and so the national selectors decided to feature him in the four-day Bangladesh Cricket League so that he can fully recover from his shoulder surgery before the Tigers' next assignment in Sri Lanka.
Mustafizur will play for South Zone against Central Zone -- who are still to get a point -- in Fatullah and captain Abdur Razzak said that match practice will help Mustafizur regain confidence. “It's good that he has decided to play the third round. He looked okay in the previous round and I believe there is no alternative to playing competitive cricket to get back confidence after any injury.”
South Zone has eight points from the last two games.
North Zone, who are leading the table with 10 points, will meet East Zone in Chittagong.