View Full Version : Mashrafe, Shahadat, Talha, Sharif, Shafaq & Others

July 18, 2004, 09:53 AM
Members talk and ask for news about Mashrafe with almost religious regularity. All the available news are just out there, only scattered all over the forum. Here I tried to compile the links of the threads and news that revolve around our quickies. I decided to open a new thread for future easy look-ups and references.


<a href="http://games.banglacricket.com/picture.php?p=43">Returning to the field: Mashrafee-Sharif-Talha</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=6278">All Concerned Wid Mashrafe</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5141">News about Mashrafe and Sharif</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5828">mashrafe</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5138">Koushik to return in Sept</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4819">Mashrafee rues not being in Zimbabwe</a>

<a href="">Injury to Mashrafee: An example of Sri Lankan fast bowler</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=3806">Mashrafee Returned Home</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=3583">Mashrafee's 2nd surgery today</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=3390">Mashrafee's surgery Monday</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=3257">Masri out for 8 months</a>


<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=6171">No Shahadat for Asia Cup</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4600">what about shahadat?</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4867">Shahadat kemon bowler?</a>


<a href="http://www.cricketworld.com/bangladesh/detail.asp?articleid=695&menu=0&sid=4&sn=Bangladesh">News: Under 19 Star To Stay Home</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=3710">what happened to Talha</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=2979">No place for Talha</a>

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<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5629">The Great Fast Bowler Hunt</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5631">Exclusive Interview with Tapash Baisya</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=5390">Shafaq Al Zabir</a>

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<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4947">Searching Quick Bowler for Bangladesh</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4837">our opening pair</a>

<a href="http://banglacricket.com/alochona/viewthread.php?tid=4051">pace attack</a>

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August 8, 2004, 08:30 PM
Bangladesh speedster Mashrafee-Bin-Mortuza is expecting to return to international cricket in October when New Zealand tour Bangla-desh.

Mashrafee, who was injured during the Chittagong Test against England last year, underwent a double knee operation in Australia. But now the 20-year-old has started bowling at the BKSP high performance unit in Savar.

"I've been using short run-ups now and hopefully I believe I can make a full recovery by September. And since I'm not experiencing any problems at the moment, it's possible I'll be available for the coming home series," said the 'Narail Express' yesterday.

There was even better news for the Tigers as young fast bowler Talha Jubair was declared fit to join the Under-19 team now in England.

Talha last played in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in February before being ruled out due a back injury.

Talha, due to leave Dhaka on August 18, will feature in the three one-day internationals against the English youths to be played on August 24, 26 and 27.

Naturally, the young bowler was excited at the prospect to tour England where he will be able to test his match fitness.

"It's a dream for me because conditions in England will suit my bowling. I think after recovering from injury, it would be an ideal place to tour," said the lanky seamer who has played six one-day internationals for Bangladesh and as many Tests.

"I'm not just thinking about a place in the national side. I want to utilise this opportunity to get back my rhythm."

Meanwhile, fellow paceman Mohammad Sharif, who himself is waging a fitness battle, says he will need more time to recover.

DailyStar >> (http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/08/09/d40809040636.htm)

August 8, 2004, 11:40 PM
while the news of talha and mashrafee is encouraging, what is really going on with with md. sharif? He hasn't been able to come back in, what - 2 years? I don't think he will ever be back. What happened to him is a shame because during the first year of his injury there was apparently a lot of neglect by BCB. He probably saw quack local doctors in Dhaka and they ruined him for good.

August 10, 2004, 09:51 PM
With the Tigers in dire need of firepower, there was encouraging news coming from the Bangladesh Institute of Sports (BKSP) where some of the country’s top pace talents were testing their fitness level under the high performance unit.

The biggest of the lot, both in physique and stature, Mashrafee Bin-Mortuza was apparently feeling no problems with his troublesome knees and was hopeful of a return to international cricket as early as in October when New Zealand tour Bangladesh.

If he does manage to get himself into contention for the series against the Black Caps, it will be a tribute to the perseverance of the 21-year-old fast bowler who collapsed in pain in his follow-through exactly a year earlier during the Chittagong Test against England.

Mashrafee had to go through a double knee operation in Melbourne, Australia under the guidance reputed surgeon Dr. David Young. After a painstaking recovery process, he has now started bowling again at the high performance unit, something that has given him confidence.

“I am bowling off a shortened run-up. Hopefully I will be able to make a full recovery by September. As I am not experiencing any problems at the moment, I expect to make myself available for the coming home series against New Zealand,” said the quick dubbed the ‘Narail Express’ in reference to the sleepy district town where he was born, on Sunday.

If that was one good news, the next one must come as music to the ears of Tigers coach Dav Whatmore and the selectors after another fast bowling protege with Test experience Talha Jubair was declared fit to join the Bangladesh Under-19 team that is currently touring England.

The 19-year-old last played in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in February before getting sidelined due to a chronic back injury.

Jubair will head off to England on August 18 and is likely to feature in the three U-19 one-day internationals against the home side to be played on August 24, 26 and 27.

The matches will be a perfect opportunity for Jubair to show that his injury-days are behind him and the young man was particularly excited that the chance would come in England.

“It’s a dream trip for me because conditions in England will suit my bowling. I believe it is the ideal place to tour for a paceman when you have just recovered from an injury,” said Jubair on Sunday.

The lanky speedster however was prepared to take one step at a time.

“I am not thinking too much about earning a place in the senior side. I just want to utilise this opportunity to get back my rhythm,” added Jubair.

Both Mashrafee and Jubair had clocked 140kmph or above when they played international cricket and the two bowling in tandem for the Tigers in near future is a mouth-watering prospect.

Mashrafee has earned the respect of batsmen world over with his skill and aggression. In 12 Tests, he has taken 29 wickets. His 12 ODIs have brought him 13 scalps.

Jubair has played six Tests (14 wickets) and as many one-day internationals (six wickets) for Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, another Test cap Mohammad Sharif, who is recuperating from a serious groin injury, said he will need more time to get back in shape.

CricketWorld >> (http://www.cricketworld.com/bangladesh/detail.asp?articleid=920&menu=0&sid=4&sn=Bangladesh)

August 11, 2004, 01:15 AM
I would love to see Talha play all 3 one dayers in england. It would be great to see some success. Hopefully he fires up and doesnt get injured again so he will be a permanent fixture in the National side. Mashrafe is already a superstar and will play for 10 or more years. If he doesnt get injured he will be up there with the great bowlers.

August 11, 2004, 09:14 AM
What I'm concerned about is the fact that Mashrafe's bowling off a short run up. Has this affected his speed? :rolleyes:

August 11, 2004, 10:05 AM
I think Masri is bowling off a short run up for the time being as he gets back into the thick of things. He will probably be on full throttle once he is ready to come back into the national side.

Thsi High Performance Unit is one of the best things to have happened to Bangladesh cricket in the recent years.

August 11, 2004, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by chinaman

Both Mashrafee and Jubair had clocked 140kmph or above when they played international cricket and the two bowling in tandem for the Tigers in near future is a mouth-watering prospect.

CricketWorld >> (http://www.cricketworld.com/bangladesh/detail.asp?articleid=920&menu=0&sid=4&sn=Bangladesh)

...and Tapash Baishya bowling at first change. Potent indeed in both form of the games. I see the light atlast. Hope they've learnt the trick to keep themselves injury free.

August 11, 2004, 02:01 PM
The bowling is getting back in shape..slowly..very slowly.. but things look promising.

The batting is still looks like a very deep dark tunnel.

September 5, 2004, 12:48 AM

Source: Bhorerkagoj >> (http://www.bhorerkagoj.net/archive/04_09_05/news_10_0.php)

September 5, 2004, 12:57 AM
Great news :)
Finally the wait will be over, ishallah. Its been too long.

September 5, 2004, 01:10 AM
i was almost detouched from our cricket when sharif played. and, stats does never say it all. its is weird that all 3 of them are coming back at the same time. we gonna have a sudden shift from problem of too few to problem of too many :)

so, for NZ series, hopefully we'll have:

1. Masri
2. Sharif
3. Tapash
4. Talha
5. Shahadat

as canditates. Which 3 do we choose? I think masri and tapash will get the auto pass, and the real fight wil be between sharif and talha. i can't decide who will have the advantage as i know barely anything about sharif.

another thing to consider: shahadat is not ready yet for sure, his recent performance says that. but he is the fastes of all. how long he'll take to aquire the techniques that will make his pace useful? once the does that, shahadat and masri will open the bowling and one of the rest will back them up. i think thats when we can really hope to get a test win.

September 5, 2004, 01:19 AM
We use this thread just to post the news and updates about our injured pacers only so that we all can have a central source. The questions are asked almost every other day you know. Please use another thread to post anything other than the related news and updates. Thank you very much.

September 5, 2004, 03:17 AM
Can somebody please translate that news. If thats not asking too much. Too englsih

September 14, 2004, 03:17 PM
The injured speedster duo of Bangladesh cricket team, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mohammad Sharif, are set to return to the international cricket circuit as they regained full fitness and are expected to play in one of the forthcoming home series.

The fastest bowler of Bangladesh, also known as the Narail Express, Mashrafee began bowling practice with his usual 17 feet run-up and is waiting for a final fitness test before making a comeback.

“I am feeling comfortable and have regained my fitness. The four screws fitted in my injured knees do not trouble me at all. However, I am waiting for a final advice from the experts whether I should come back to competitive cricket for the series against New Zealand or not,” Mashrafee told New Age.

“I cannot express in words how much I miss cricket. Surely I want to play cricket as soon as possible,” added the prodigious bowler, who had sustained two major injuries in his four-year cricket career and spent much of the time outside the field.

The injuries made Mashrefe a bit anxious about his return to cricket though he got back to better fitness than Sharif, according to a local coach of the High performance Squad

Mashrafee had sustained his first injury during the Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand in December 2001. He had made a comeback at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa but again was injured during practice session before the third match against the West Indies.

He bowled again in the home series against South Africa and then toured Australia and Pakistan before being inured again while playing against England in Chittagong on October 31 last year.

Another paceman Mohammad Sharif is equally eager for a return to competitive cricket. He was also in the high performance unit with Mashrafee. The duo ended the training sessions last month and are now staying with their families.

“I think I am fully fit and am eager to play in the upcoming Corporate Cricket League,” said a confident Mohammad Sharif, who was down with a groin injury picked up in 2002 in a match against Pakistan.

Fitness adviser Justin Cordy gave me a training schedule and I gradually increased my bowling effort. The local coaches also helped me a lot and advised me to feel strong mentally,” added Sharif.

“Dav Whatmore also observed my bowling once at the national camp a month ago and encouraged me,” added Sharif.

Dr. David Young, an Australian expert on sports-related injuries, had performed surgeries on both Mashrafee and Sharif. He also had a discussion with them in Sri Lanka last July. Young was then hopeful that the two speedsters would recover within a couple of months.

NewAge >> (http://www.newagebd.com/2004/sep/15/spt.html)

September 14, 2004, 05:11 PM
WOW, great new, it would be wonderful to hav both Mashri and Sharif back for the series v New Zealand. It would also increase our chances of chasing our first test win. Fingers crossed they make it for the home series.


Carte Blanche
September 14, 2004, 10:22 PM
Very encouraging news. Will Mashrafe be available for the NZ test series? As much as I'd like to see him play against the Kiwis, I hope he doesn't rush it. We can't afford to lose him once more. Mashrafe-Tapash-Talha sounds like a good 3 prong pace attack.

By the way, whatever happened to Hasibul Hossain Shanto. That guy used to be my favourite player (mainly because he was Mohamedan's premier strike bowler). Seems like he is all but history now.

September 14, 2004, 10:51 PM
I didn't know Mohammedan ever had a premier strike bowler...oh wait, it was Shanto! :P

September 15, 2004, 10:57 AM
Yahoo!!! Mashrafi is coming back.