Former Bangladesh skipper's son to play for Australia U15

Mahadi Islam captained the Victoria U13 team before getting selected for U-15 Australian side.

Aminul Islam Bulbul | AFP

Mahadi Islam, son of former Bangladesh skipper Aminul Islam Bulbul, has been named into the Australia U15 cricket team on Friday. Mahadi is hoping to play in the next World Cup U-15 by playing some brilliant cricket in the domestic tournaments for Australia.

Aminul Islam Bulbul, who is one of the most celebrated Bangladesh cricketers in the pre-Test-status era, shifted to Australia with his family and has been working as a trainer in Australia.

Now, Bulbul is a member of Developing program of the ACC, and his assignment is in China, Brunei, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and some associate members of ICC.

According to a report in Dhaka Tribune, Mahadi said, “I played for the Victoria team in many national tournaments. My performance there helped me to get selected into the U-15 team. There will be a World Cup in August. I hope to play that tournament In Sha Allah. I have learned both batting and bowling from my father. He guides me by identifying the mistakes I make.”

Meanwhile, Aminul said, “I am not thinking about his (Mahadi) chance of playing for Bangladesh right now. We still have lots of time to consider this. There are very good facilities to play cricket in Australia. We have some good coaches here, they work very hard. Which is very important to learn cricket.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 23 Dec, 2017

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