The year 2018 started off on a happy note for the Bangladesh boys as they secured a comprehensive victory against African minnows Zimbabwe in the 1st match of the tri-national series at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at Mirpur. It was a sensational bowling display by the Bangladesh bowlers and former skipper Shakib-al-Hasan, in particular, was the wrecker-in-chief bagging three wickets during his spell. Amidst the fascinating display of bowling by Bangladesh, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and the most experienced bowler in the side holds the best economy rate.
Shakib bagged 3/43 during his ten overs spell while Mustafizur Rahman returned with a couple of wickets in his spell while conceding just 29 runs. Rubel Hossain also bagged a couple but gave away 48 runs during his spell. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was the most economical bowler as he bagged a solitary wicket in his 9 overs and ended up giving away just 25 runs at an economy rate of 2.78.
There is no doubt about the fact that Mortaza possesses enormous tricks up his sleeve and has led his side to a nicety in the last few years so far. When he burst on to the scene, he was an out and out quick bowler. However, with time he cut down on his pace especially after suffering several injuries. It is never easy for a fast bowler to make comebacks especially after recuperating from injuries but Mortaza has done it time and again and is still part of the Bangladesh team and captaining it quite well.
The 2nd match of the tournament for Bangladesh is against Sri Lanka on 19th January against Sri-Lanka. Meanwhile, Bangladesh will play their 2nd game against Zimbabwe on 23rd January.
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