Fizz uncertain about his form

Sports Correspondent

20 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman was unsure about his doing well against Sri Lanka in the upcoming three-match one-day international series, starting on May 23, due to his lack of preparation.

“Today (Wednesday) I got the first opportunity to bowl and tried to make sure that I don’t hurt my hand (trying too many things in the middle). I was looking forward to getting back into rhythm slowly,” he told the reporters after completing a practice session with team-mates.

“Here 14 days (12-day in quarantine in Dhaka) and there (in India) five days so for 19 (17) successive days, I stayed in the hotel doing minimum things. I’m not trying to think too much only after the opening practice session as it’s not going to work.

“We will have two more days and I have left everything on the hand of Allah and see what happens. I can just try,” he added. The Tigers will play an intra-squad practice game at the BKSP today and it can be crucial for Mustafizur considering he is out of cricket for a substantial amount of time being locked in the hotel room and staying in bio-bubble for a large period.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka started their preparation on the same day after completing a three-day room quarantine.

The tourists are also scheduled to play an intra-squad practice match at the BKSP on Friday.