Mahmudullah confident to start bowling


25th May, 2019 02:00:10 printer

Mahmudullah confident to start bowling

Bangladesh star all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad has said that he is confident to start bowling again.

He bowled a few deliveries during Friday’s practice session at Cardiff, sources from the venue said.

During the practice, he worked closely with spin bowling coach Sunil Joshi who observed the all-rounder carefully.

Mahmudullah last bowled on February 20 against New Zeland at Dunedin. He has since been skipping bowling due to a shoulder injury he sustained before the New Zealand tour. 

In a recent media briefing, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said that Mahmudullah might require a surgery to get rid of the pain. He said taking some rest might help the all-rounder but it is a temporary solution. 

The all-rounder might go for a surgery after the World Cup.

“I’ve bowled three overs today (Friday). Still, there’s some pain. But I think I’ll be able to bowl two or three overs in the practice game,” Mahmudullah told the media about his progress. 

The former vice-captain of Bangladesh also said he is confident to get better ahead of the first match of the Tigers in the World Cup, which will take place in London on June 2 against South Africa. 

“We’re still two weeks away. I think within this time I’ll improve more. I’ll talk to the captain. If I can manage the pain, I’ll bowl two or three overs,” Mahmudullah said.