Cook below Mushfiqur

Bangladesh has been doing well recently, with their ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza galvanising the unit. While the team was flourishing in the one-day format, it felt like Mushfiqur Rahim’s contributions were undermined, but the Telegraph of the United Kingdom set that right when they ranked the Test skipper as the fourth best current captain. In an article published on

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Inside the Tiger’s Den

On the road for quite some time now, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza must have been a tired man. He returned to his Dhaka home yesterday only after leading the Tigers to yet another series win, in fact the fourth on the trot on home soil. During the process he led his side to 15 wins against five losses. So he deserved a long nap to put aside the tiredness. Then he thought

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Mashrafe the motivator

Having returned from injury and surgery after eleven months, he has taken four wickets and bowled seven tight spells in the Asia Cup, but what Mashrafe Bin Mortaza brings to the Bangladesh dressing-room as a cricketer is more than just wickets or the confidence of a brave cricketer.
“If Mashrafe bhai is in the team, whether he is playing or not, he is the kind of person who can

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An opportunity missed

Former national captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza reserved perhaps the biggest compliment for Mushfiqur Rahim. In an article published in the leading Bangla daily Prothom Alo yesterday, Mashrafe termed the new Bangladesh captain as honest, sincere and a very good team man. And if he can add his own performance on the field, the little wicketkeeper-batsman with all these facets certainly has a bright

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Mashrafe to start rehab soon

Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will return home tonight from Australia with renewed hope to make a return to international cricket this year.
“I’m now fine. Dr. David Young checked me this morning and he was really happy with the improvement and what he told me is that he will be surprised if I miss the Pakistan series in December this year,”

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Surgery beckons Mashrafe again

Pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will fly to Australia next Saturday for another surgery on his right knee.
The “Narail Express” made his return to international cricket in the home series against Australia last month after injuring his right knee in December last year but never looked hundred percent fit during the three-match

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Mashrafe yet to decide

The drama over Mashrafe Bin Mortaza playing the three-match one-day series against Australia still hangs in the balance with the first game at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur only 48 hours away.
Everybody was curious to know whether Mashrafe would make an international return after missing the World Cup due to injury as the ‘Narail Express’ skipped training with the Tigers at

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