Bangladesh sensation eager to learn from Amla, Narine
Mehedi took 19 wickets off his first 2 Tests against England which impressed many.
Updated - Jul 28, 2017 2:09 pm
Bangladesh’s new sensation Mehedi Hasan Miraz has had stellar time in Test cricket since making his debut in October last year. He began his career by bamboozling England at home, picking 19 wickets from 2 games which enabled the home side to draw the series. Following his outstanding debut, Mehedi became a regular feature in the Bangladesh side.
A CPL debut beckons for Mehedi
His decent showings in his first year as an international cricketer helped him grab a contract in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League. Mehedi was acquired by Trinbago Knight Riders, a side which consists of top international players like Hashim Amla, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Bravo, Sunil Narine and Brendon McCullum. This tournament will be a big learning curve for the 19-year old Mehedi. He has set his sights on learning the fine nuances of the game from a couple of teammate at his franchise.
“There are so many good bowlers and batsmen in our team. It would be very helpful playing alongside them. I would seek batting tips from players like Amla and bowling tips from players like Narine. Hopefully, it will be a great experience for me,” Mehedi told the media before leaving the country on Thursday.
CPL to begin next week
The 5th edition of the CPL is set to commence on August 4. 6 teams will participate in the event with Jamaica Tallawah as the defending champions. Trinbago had a decent season last year beating St Lucia Zouks in the Eliminator by 5 wickets. They faced eventual champions Jamaica in the Qualifier 2 but couldn’t get over the line as their campaign ended with a 19 run defeat.
Mehedi is a promising all-rounder who will benefit a great deal playing with big international stars so early in his career. In 7 Tests, he has picked 35 wickets at 31.80 with 3-five wicket hauls besides scoring a half century with the bat. Bangladesh picked him to play 6 ODIs and a T20I following his remarkable performances at the Test level.
Overall, the off-spinner has played just 16 T20s so far in his young career in which he has picked 12 wickets at an economy rate of 7.40. With time and experience, those statistics are bound to get better and better.