Monday, February 26, 2024

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, ... Read more

Mash’s wait almost over

If you want to know how painful it is for a cricketer to be a mere spectator for almost an entire year, you can ask pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. It has never been a smooth journey for the ‘Narail Express’ because of persistent injuries since his international debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. The ... Read more

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 ... Read more

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

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 ... Read more

Bangladesh hero Mortaza sad at missing match

Injured pacer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is continuing his rehabilitation Mirpur: Allrounder Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who guided Bangladesh to victory over India in the 2007 World Cup, is a disappointed man on the historic day of his nation’s first match of the World Cup. The injured pacer is continuing his rehabilitation, hoping to be fit. ... Read more

‘Rana inspired us’

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was a tearaway fast bowler in the 2003 World Cup, slowly moulding himself into the senior bowler in the 2007 event. But through it all, he did it with as much passion and fervour as is related to the Narail Express. His early breakthroughs in big matches has always been a boon ... Read more

Mashrafe out

Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh allrounder, has not been included in the 15-man squad for the World Cup. Mortaza had injured his right knee while playing club cricket in Dhaka in December and was striving to recover in time for the tournament. He had begun bowling off a short run-up during net sessions in the last ... Read more