Thursday, April 16, 2009
Mashrafe Mortaza was the biggest suprise of IPL 2 even before the tournament began. The Bangladesh pacer was promised by Punjab captain Yuvraj Singh that he will take him in his team in season 2. During the auction, Kolkata outbid Punjab to scoop him up for almost Rs 3 crore.
The Bangladeshi came in limelight when effectively bowled India out of the 2007 World Cup. But that's not all about him; he can swing the bat too. Three Tests half-centuries and an ODI 50 means he's no mug with the bat.
He is accurate, aggressive and quick, and on his day he can rip off the opposition single-handedly. In the absence of Pakistan's Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar, Mortaza has a golden opportunity to lead the Knight Riders ' pace-attack along with Indian pace sensation Ishant Sharma.