ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza confident of Mahmudullah's recovery ahead of India clash

Bangladesh have kept their hopes alive to make it to the semi-finals as they won their last match against Afghanistan. They have seven points in the seven matches so far. Bangladesh have won three matches and their one game was called off due to rain.

Asian News International, Jun 26, 2019 16:27:36 IST

Dubai: Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah will play against India if he is able to recover from injury, informed skipper Mashrafe Mortaza.

"I am sure he will play against India even if there is the slightest chance. He can make up for the physical deficiency with mental strength," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Mashrafe Mortaza as saying.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza confident of Mahmudullahs recovery ahead of India clash

Mahmudullah suffered a calf injury while batting against Afghanistan. Reuters

Bangladesh have kept their hopes alive to make it to the semi-finals as they won their last match against Afghanistan. They have seven points in the seven matches so far. Bangladesh have won three matches and their one game was called off due to rain.

Mahmudullah suffered a calf injury while batting against Afghanistan. The 33-year-old was taken to hospital for scans which indicated that he had sustained a grade one tear.

"Mahmudullah has sustained a low-grade calf injury. We will monitor his progress over the next few days with regards to his availability for the next World Cup match," Thihan Chandramohan (Bangladesh physio) said on Tuesday after the Bangladesh-Afghanistan match.

Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud stated Mahmudullah is a vital player of the team and there will be 50-50 chance of him playing against India.

"It's a grade one tear. But it is curable. Our next match is on Tuesday. We have seven days in our hand. It's a 50-50 chance at the moment. We cannot say he will play, or he is ruled out from the next match. We have to assess the situation in the next few days. Mahmudullah is a very important player for our team. I believe he will be okay before the game," Mahmud said.

Mahmudullah is an experienced middle-order batsman in Bangladesh's team and was the star performer in the 2015 World Cup.

Bangladesh will play against India on 2 July at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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Updated Date: Jun 26, 2019 16:27:36 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254