Match Tied (Royal Challengers Bangalore win one-over eliminator)
Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who is considered as one of the key players of the national team, is currently striving hard to be in the best possible shape to neutralize Afghan spin threat in the upcoming solitary Test as well as the T20I tri-series.
Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim
Particularly in the absence of veteran opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, pressure gets doubled on Mushfiq. For this reason, he has been found batting for hours against spinners in Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium despite completing his daily fitness drill.
As per few reports, the 32-year old cricketer arranged few spinners and paid them to bowl to him strongly at nets. Along with the national bowlers, there were some unorthodox bowlers present to unleash their tricks. Knowing Afghanistan’s spin strength which comprises of the likes of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi, the adroit cricketer doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned to claim glory against them.
The Bogra born player believes that with age factor going against him, he needs to be in a good shape to counter all the bowlers. It would be interesting to see how he fares in his immediate assignments.