Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim on Saturday returned to the field for the first time since the team’s return from New Zealand on March 16 and began his preparations ahead of the forthcoming ICC World Cup, scheduled to start from May 30 in UK.
Mushfiq did some stretching at the National Cricket Academy before batting for a while in the nets during a personal training session.
The wicketkeeper-batsman missed the first two Tests against New Zealand during their month-long tour after sustaining a wrist injury in the final game of the three-match one-day international series in Dunedin on February 20.
The third and final Test was cancelled after a gunman stormed into two Christchurch mosques, killing at least 50 people.
Mushfiq had a poor ODI series against New Zealand where he scored only 46 runs. The 31-year old opted to skip the ongoing Dhaka Premier League along with Tamim Iqbal to keep them fresh ahead of the World Cup.
The Tigers are expected to start their preparation camp for the World Cup on April 22 as the selectors will name the final squad on April 18. Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa at the Oval on June 2.
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