BAN vs SL: Mustafizur Rahman rues lack of preparation- Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman wants to take his time to rediscover his bowling rhythm having just returned to the field after a lengthy period in isolation.
The left-arm pace bowler started skill training on Wednesday (May 19) in the national camp for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka but does not want to rush into the strenuous specifics of his craft just yet.
BAN vs SL: Mustafizur Rahman rues lack of preparation- Mustafizur and Shakib Al Hasan joined the national camp on Tuesday and appeared clearly fatigued by their long quarantines.
Incidentally, the fast bowler had earlierd told Cricbuzz about being mentally tired having had to go living from one bio-bubble to another. He also insisted that he will need some time to get his rhythm back after spending 17 straight days quarantining in a hotel room.
Shakib and Mustafizur had returned home from India on May 6 after taking part in the IPL that was eventually postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak. Their mandatory 14-day quarantine was relaxed to 12 days by the Ministry of Health but they were locked inside the hotel room for five days before the the tournament’s eventual cancellation.
“Here 14 days (12 day in quarantine) and there (in India) five days so for 19 (17) successive days if I am staying in the hotel doing minimum things that can be done there and later try to think too much after the opening practice session than that is not going to happen,” Mustafizur said.
BAN vs SL: Mustafizur Rahman rues lack of preparation- He added, “Today 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) and am looking forward to get back into rhythm slowly.”
Meanwhile, the fast bowler said that he is not ready to take anything for granted against Sri Lanka even though the visitors are missing several senior cricketers in their attempt to blood young talent in the build up to World Cup 2023.