Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2016-17 April 2, 2017

Mashrafe handed over-rate suspension

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Mashrafe Mortaza has again fallen foul of a slow over-rate © AFP

Bangladesh's limited-overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been suspended for one ODI, and fined 40% of his match fee, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third one-dayer against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

It was Mashrafe's second over-rate penalty in 12 months after he was also sanctioned following the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on December 26. It means he will miss Bangladesh's first ODI against Ireland on May 12 which is part of a tri-series also involving New Zealand ahead of the Champions Trophy.

The remaining Bangladesh players were also fined 20% of their match fees for the same offence after the match referee Andy Pycroft found the team two overs short.

Bangladesh lost the third ODI by 70 runs as the three-match series was shared.

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  • wearea1129169 on April 4, 2017, 9:22 GMT

    AFG being a associate team still played 9 more T20 matches than BD but anyway BD doesn't care about their T20 ranking, which comes after ODI & test. AFG did well in T20 format doesn't mean its time for them to talk big this way. AFG can't be judged so early before they can beat any of the top 6 test teams at least once. BD has done it not once but several times, don't compare BD with AFG at the moment. Now as per the recent analysis of current SL they are also not anymore world beaters but yes well capable of beating BD in SL, so rank 6th SL & 7th BD also says much this time. No excuse for SL as they are almost out of their so called trasition, now if they lose in their backyard again then what? both test & ODI series are drawn & now its time for T20 series which can be anybodys game to me.

  • Amila on April 4, 2017, 3:54 GMT

    @ BANGLA_SHUHAB; My stat analysis is valid for last 2 years too. Afg have won 16 out of 29 ODIs (55.2 %) and 27 out of 33 T20Is (81.8 %). On the other hand BD only won 14 out of 24 ODIs (58.3 %) and 9 out of 24 T20Is (37.5 %). Comparison is very simple. In ODIs there is no significant difference in win % between Afg and BD (55.2 vs 58.3). In T20Is Afg have a much superior (more than double) win % compared to BD (81.8 vs 37.5). Further, ignoring the games against weak Zim and associate teams BD win % drops to 50 % (9 wins out of 18 ODIs) and 21.4 % (3 wins out of 14 T20Is). Similarly, ignoring games against Zim and associate nations Afg win % drops significantly to 33.3 % (1 win out of 3 ODIs) and 25 % (1 win out of 4 T20Is). There are 4 ODI (SA, Eng, Aus, NZ) and 10 T20I (all other Full members and Afg) teams that have better win % against Top 9, compared to BD, during last 2 years. Conclusions: 1. BD are World Beaters - False, 2. Afg better than BD - False, but may be True in T20Is.

  • Shuhab on April 3, 2017, 13:45 GMT

    CHAMPAGNE_CRICKET, no he was not. Looking at the past 2 years for BD's records those percentage ratios have changed in a big way. Those numbers are true for a lot of top 8 sides in their early years as well. What is important is the team improves overall every 5 year cycle and there is a significant difference. What you are doing is distorting facts with numbers which are pretty irrelevant to belittle others. There is always someone smarter than you in the comment section, so manner up.

  • Andrew on April 3, 2017, 12:28 GMT

    cricfan66521146, Dhutugemunu was spot on on his analysis. It seems that you are clueless and just commenting for the sake of doing it.

  • tasmia9927415 on April 3, 2017, 11:35 GMT

    I just find it too funny that other teams have made it their passion to visit the BD articles and share their own unintelligent opinions. you know what they say...they see me rollin', they hatin'...:D

  • wearea1129169 on April 3, 2017, 9:52 GMT

    SREYASSREE: Unnecessary trolling like this over & over in BD forums you are making our country IND even more disrespectful. What you think by your illogical posts can you stop BD now from getting even a formidable side, they are getting even stronger day by day. Next time if we lose to BD again then this words will make us pay back.

  • Tonmoy on April 3, 2017, 8:49 GMT

    Out of 36 test matches he was mostly attacked by injuries, knee injiries simultaneously on both knee. It was like if he plays 1 test, he was injured on next one during the match. I have never seen a player like him who struggled too many times but had a great comeback and still now he is playing at this age and leading TIGERS from the front. I guess it is because his style of captaincy, his cricket brain, his image in the dressing room and a mentality to conquere whatever come in his way ARE THE MAIN REASON STILL HE IS PLAYING... I must say he becomes a greatest icon in the country as a player and as a awesome human being. He is still performing and seeing him the new speedsters are on the line, look at mustafiz, taskin, saiful, subhashis, rubel...can you imagine this kind of pace bowlers in sub continent? I want hime to play still next WC, if it is possible TIGERS will be quickly in a new level that's for sure.

  • CRIC on April 3, 2017, 8:30 GMT

    @CRICFAN09356983 Mashrafe WAS undoubtedly the best pacer of Bangladesh after his debut. He could near 140s and probably hit it too ( I forgot). He would have been one of the greatest Bangladeshi bowler ever (he might still be) had he not been hit by so many injuries which hurt his career.

  • castro6065533 on April 3, 2017, 7:14 GMT

    @cricfan09356983 Mashrafe bowled with genuine pace back when he first burst on to the scene, but his test career was massively plagued by injury. For the vast majority of that time he was the only decent fast bowler in the entire Bangladesh team, but missed almost as much cricket as he played. His test statistics don't entirety do him justice in my opinion.

  • lodale9317828 on April 3, 2017, 6:26 GMT

    just looked at mortaza's stats.. tests: 78 wickets in 36 tests, .. can anyone who has followed his test career explain was he used poorly by captains or injuries affected him ?? thanks

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