Alexa Mashrafe playing despite 14 stitches in hand

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Mashrafe playing despite 14 stitches in hand

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:37 PM, 13 January 2020   Updated: 01:38 PM, 13 January 2020

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Dhaka Platoon captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is playing his side’s Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL) Eliminator game against Chattogram Challengers on Monday despite 14 stitches in his left hand.

The game is crucial to keep Dhaka’s aspiration to move into the final of the BBPL.

The ODI captain of Bangladesh sustained the injury during his side’s last group match against Khulna Tigers on Saturday when he attempted to stop the ball from a powerful shot of Rilee Rossouw at cover.

He subsequently was taken off from the ground and latter needed 14 stitches between his left thumb and index finger.

Mashrafe so far claimed eight wickets in 12 matches for Dhaka Platoon but played some fluent knocks lower down the order with willow.