Mostafizur Rahman seemed to have become restless during his captivity due to biological protection. So whatever time he got at the end of the series against Australia, he left in the open air of his village home. This is the time of Mostafiz’s leave before the start of his captivity. So for now, Mostafiz is a little far from cricketing thinking. Enjoying leisure time. At the same time, Mostafiz is mentally preparing for the next two-three months of cricket.
Mostafiz was saying at the beginning of the conversation with Prothom Alo on his mobile phone yesterday, ‘I am at home. Giving time to family. I’m not thinking of anything else at the moment. ’But the remnants of the Australia series still linger in Mostafiz’s mind. Staying is normal. The chances of playing a bilateral series against Australia are very low. Bangladesh has made history by winning that opportunity for the first time in T20. Mostafiz also said, ‘There has been an added urge to win among all of us. We don’t usually get a chance to play with Australia. ‘
And one of the heroes of that victory is Mostafiz himself. The wet wicket of Mostafiz Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, which took 6 wickets with only 3.52 runs per over in 5 matches, was a mystery to the Australians. Anand Mostafiz, who was instrumental in winning the series, said: “Losing to Australia in the series is a big deal. Everyone on the team is very happy, I’m happy too. ‘
Condition was Bangladesh’s big partner in this series which was played at home. Mostafizra has taken maximum advantage of this. But next October-November T20 World Cup will be in Oman and UAE. Before the World Cup, however, the IPL will run for three months in three venues in the United Arab Emirates. In other words, the World Cup games will be on the wickets used in the IPL. In that case, the character of the wicket can be a little guess, Mostafiz, ‘I played in the 2016 Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. I also played PSLO. In my experience, I think it will be a good wicket. ‘
If that is the case, then the task of adapting to big-run T20 cricket should not be easy for the Bangladesh team. Mostafiz, however, views the matter differently. The mission of Bangladesh team in the World Cup will start in Oman. Where to visit seven days before the scheduled time. With that in mind, the Bangladesh fast bowler said, “We will play a series against New Zealand before the World Cup. Then I will go to Oman. We have some time to adjust. ‘
But before the World Cup, Mostafiz’s other thought was injury. Although he was in the ODI and T20 squads for the tour of Zimbabwe, he played only two matches due to injury. He later recovered and played in all the matches against Australia. The New Zealand team is coming to Bangladesh on August 24 to play a five-match T20 series like Australia. From then on, Mostafiz’s busyness will start again. Then when the rest of the cricketers of the Bangladesh team go to rest, Mostafiz will play in the IPL. The T20 World Cup will start before it ends. So before the onslaught of drawn cricket, Mostafiz’s main idea was to stay healthy, “Not just me, but the whole team is thinking about keeping themselves healthy. That is the most important thing now.