Asia Cup 2018: Mustafizur Rahman finding better rhythm for the tournament

Mustafizur Rahman finding better rhythm for Asia Cup 2018.

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Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman said he utilized only 60 percent of his ability in the just-concluded limited-overs series against West Indies.

Now, he is hoping to do better in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018 to be held in UAE next month, as the pacer is continually finding better rhythm and improving his game.

He is also not satisfied with his performance against Windies despite topping the wicket-taking charts in the T20Is, by taking eight wickets in three matches,  bagging a total of 13 wickets in the series. 

As per reports in Cricbuzz, Mustafizur told reporters at Mirpur on Thursday (30 August), “I could not give my hundred percent while bowling in the West Indies. I would say, I have utilized 60 percent of my ability. Pacers need rhythm [in their bowling]. I am okay now, but I can find better rhythm. I still have the opportunity to improve in every area.”

On being asked about his plans for the Asia Cup, Mustafizur said he will give his best to fulfill the expectations and is eager to continue developing under new coach Steve Rhodes.

He signed off by saying, “There is no such objective. But I'll try to do well. Many people have expectations from me. I will try to fulfill that. Previously, we had Hathu (Chandika Hathurusinghe), now there is a new coach. Different coaches plan differently. Although there haven’t been any massive changes, this coach's plan, however, is a little different. If we can comply that, then it is possible to make progress.”

Noteworthy, Mustafizur missed the T20I series against Afghanistan and the subsequent Test series in West Indies because of a toe injury while playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2018.


By Rashmi Nanda - 31 Aug, 2018

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