Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
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Bangladesh’s charismatic skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza accepts that the Tigers are quite capable to play in the semi-final of the forthcoming ICC World Cup, 2023, India therefore they just need to get the favor of luck along with the repetition of their current form in the marquee tournament.

Bangladesh former skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes that the current set-up of the Tigers are capable to qualify in the forthcoming World Cup 2023, India however they only need to carry on their current momentum along with fitness till the global event.

He further added that they will be needed the favor of fate to accomplish the very mission.

‘The important thing is that the cricketers must carry on their ongoing form up to the World Cup, need to stay fit, at the end of the day that would help you to reach the semi-finals I believe.’

‘Since the World Cup is going to take place in India, they would need the blessings of luck in this connection as well,’ told Masrafe to the reporters on Sunday at BCB Academy premises.

The veteran pacer who criticized the Tigers head coach Russell Domingo a week back stated that his presence making the dressing room unhealthy enounced soften after they have earned a historical 2-1 series win over South Africa in the freshly concluded one-day series.

‘Credit must be given to those who are in the coaching staff [for series wins in South Africa. as everyone contributes to a victory. In our country, the responsibilities for the losses go only after the players.’

‘Of course, there are 11 cricketers who play on the field however this is also required to oversee that if they are doing the right thing,’

He also praised a high to his fellow Shakib Al Hasan for his hecatomb who has omitted his family emergency during the series for the sake of his nation.

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The 34-year-old who was expected to return before the third one-day to be amongst his ailing family who had been undergoing treatment due to their health hazard but eventually overturned his decision and played for the nation.

‘What happened to Shakib is, 4-5 members at his house were sick. We must see Shakib’s sacrifice.’

‘He could have left the series if he wanted but he didn’t do the same. Moreover, he stayed and supported the team. This is unbelievable because this was not an issue of one or two, everyone was sick.’

He also lauded Tigers express bowler Taskin Ahmed for his give-up of the Indian Premier League after he managed a call from LucknowSuperGiants in the midway of the ODI series against the Proteas.

He believes that the 26-year-old Tigers should be awarded due to his sacrifice like England and Wales Cricket Board did for their pacer duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

‘Of course [on the question of reward]. If you look at Anderson and Broad, the ECB have been rewarding them for serving their nation rather than featuring in the IPL.’

‘It gives an amazing feeling to the cricketers to repeat the same for their boards.’

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