Mash’s take on not completing his overs | The Daily Star
08:13 PM, June 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:26 PM, June 10, 2019

Mash’s take on not completing his overs

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bowled his full quota of overs in the last match against England but did not complete his full quota of overs in the previous two World Cup matches against South Africa and New Zealand. The skipper was asked about the issues facing his side when he does not complete his overs.

Mashrafe has been playing through knee problems and has been arguably Bangladesh's most reliable bowler in the recent few years. Does the pressure shift to the other bowlers when Mashrafe cannot complete his full quota of overs?

"I think there are so many times where I didn't finish my overs in the last four or five years of my captaincy. It's all about who is doing well at the middle and the right time," he said about picking the bowlers.

There have been instances where other bowlers have done the trick. Mohammad Saifuddin has been amongst the wickets while Mosaddek Hossain has come in handy in some situations. For the skipper, it is not about just him completing his overs but who he can bowl during a particular situation, which takes precedence.

"Last two matches, Mosaddek -- first two matches, Mosaddek was doing a decent job for the team. That was the main focus. Next, last match, I was doing my job. So it just depends on who is doing well on that particular time. That is the main point behind," he concluded.

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