The 'Naral Express' has been Bangladesh's biggest match winners, but injuries has also played a major role in his illustrious career. The pacer made an instant impact on his Test debut back in 2001-02 against Zimbabwe. Injuries ruled him out plenty of times but he came back and broke Aftab Ahmed's national record, taking 6/26 in an ODI against Kenya. In 2006, he took 49 ODI wickets, the most in a calender year. His seam movement is the most feared by any batsman, which earned him a lucrative contract in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009, but has only played one match so far. He missed the 2011 World Cup due to a tear in his knee ligament. He has faced many highs and lows in life. He also led Bangladesh to the finals of the 2018 Asia Cup, but lost to India in a thriller. Mortaza will reach 200 ODIs soon.read more
Two other Bangladeshi cricketers -- Nafees Iqbal and Nazmul Islam -- have also recovered from the virus after undergoing treatment at home.
BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed the news of Mortaza testing positive for the second time, on Saturday, while assuring that there was no need for panic.
Islam, who was involved in distributing food and other supplies in his hometown Narayanganj -- one of the worst-hit areas in Bangladesh -- tested positive for COVID-19
Mashrafe's younger brother Morsalin bin Mortaza confirmed the development saying that the cricketer is presently under home-quarantine.
Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said that BCB tried to 'rush his farewell'.
Gibson, who joined Bangladesh in January this year, said that head coach Russell Domingo has to look at several younger bowlers to build a team in the next three years.
Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza compared one of the side's cricketers to VVS Laxman during a live chat with Tamim Iqbal.
BCB finalized a list of 16 players to be included in the national payroll, but only seven of them were offered a contract for both red and white ball cricket.
Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and final ODI of a three-match series against Zimbabwe.
Mashrafe Mortaza's announcement comes after BCB president Nazmul Hassan earlier said that they would look for a new captain after this series.
Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza lost his cool after he was asked whether he felt ashamed of his performances in the 2019 World Cup.
Bangladesh's ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has opted out of the national team's central contract.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who enjoyed a stellar World Cup individually, said that Mashrafe Mortaza's poor form played a huge role in the side's failure in the tournament.
The pacer picked up a hamstring injury while training, which was later revealed as a grade 1 tear, which has ruled him out of action for at least four weeks.
Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the latter's backyard in three ODIs, which will be played on July 26, July 28 and July 31 at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.
Mashrafe played a big role in Bangladesh's only win over India in the 2007 World Cup at Port of Spain, where he was adjudged Man of the Match.
Mahmudullah suffered a calf injury while batting against Afghanistan and was taken to hospital for scans which indicated that he had sustained a grade one tear.
Shakib Al Hasan first scored 51 off 69 balls and then went on to take five wickets for 29 in his 10 overs against Afghanistan to help Bangladesh win by 62 runs.
The incident happened in the 12th over when Mushfiqur dislodged the bails with his elbow while trying to run out New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who went on to share a crucial 105-run stand for the third wicket with Ross Taylor.
The Bangladesh captain has said that the side performed better than South Africa, and that the players will let their cricket do the talking.