Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has only ODIs to play for Bangladesh in International cricket since announced retirement from T20Is and is unlikely to return to Tests. He assures that the one-dayers will be fun. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ‘ওয়ানডেতে মজা হবে’]
“I am still playing One-Day cricket. If Allah keeps me alive, I’ll be at the field again. It will be fun there,” he said.
Mashrafe has taken retirement from T20I cricket in the recently concluded Sri Lanka tour. He is out of Tests since eight years, so he has only one format to play for the Tigers and that is Bangladesh’s favourite, ODI.
Mashrafe has played 170 ODI matches for Bangladesh and took 224 wickets which is the highest by any Bangladeshi bowler. As captain, he led the side in 40 matches in this format and won 24 of them. His win percentage (61.43) is the highest for Bangladesh.
Mashrafe’s next mission will be tri-series against Ireland and New Zealand in Ireland. Although he will miss the first match due to suspension but will take the field for the rest of the matches to have some ‘fun’.