Bangladesh U19 team seeks Mashrafe’s help

Publish: 8:13 PM, May 8, 2019 | Update: 8:13:PM, May 8, 2019

DHAKA,  – As Bangladesh Under-19 team is gearing up for the tri-nation series in England in next July, they sought the country’s ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s help to thrive in English condition.

Mashrafe’s expertize on this condition is proved yet again when he led Bangladesh’s bowling attack impeccably in the match against West Indies to help the side win by a crushing eight-wicket.

Basically what keeps Mashrafe apparent from the other Bangladeshi bowlers is his ability to understand the length in particular wicket.

As to why Mashrafe is still the best pacer of Bangladesh by a mile-the answer lies in understanding the length. Even though his pace is diminished and injury took a huge toll on his body, he kept taking wickets at the regular interval, only for his shrewdness to understand the proper length.

Bangladesh Under-19 bowling coach Mahbub Ali Zaki also pointed out this factor, saying that Mashrafe’s help is imperative to understand the length of the English wicket.

”I have talked with Mashrafe also about the length, he aided me very cordially,” Zaki said.

“As Masrafe is very experienced, I asked him about the appropriate length to bowl. He suggested me a length and told me if a bowl behind this length, it will become a short ball.”

“The length we bowl here will become short length in England, usually we keep it an eight meter distance,” he said.