Bangladesh will be playing against India on Wednesday in 1st Match of Asia Cup 2016 © Getty Images
Bangladesh will be playing against India on Wednesday in 1st Match of Asia Cup 2016 © Getty Images

Dhaka: Bangladesh limited-overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza is set to be named as the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) “national goodwill ambassador for youth” on Thursday. The appointment will be made official on Thursday following a signing ceremony, the UNDP said in a statement. “UNDP Bangladesh will appoint Mr Mashrafe Mortaza as the UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh,” the release stated. Mashrafe, who is currently the ODI and Twenty20 skipper, said that he had received the proposal a month ago and was extremely excited to receive the opportunity. READ: Mashrafe Mortaza considers India’s batting line-up best in world

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe on Tuesday termed the India batting line-up as one of the best in the world but said his highly skilled pacer Mustafizur Rahman can upset any kind of homework done by the visiting batsmen. Since his mind blowing debut against India last year, the frail left-arm seamer attracted a lot of attention, but his skipper assured that his feet are rooted to the ground firmly. But, as a reminder, Mashrafe cautioned that T20 is a different format than 50 overs and Mustafizur alone cannot win Bangladesh matches. READ: Faruque Ahmed: Mashrafe Mortaza, Chandika Hathurusingha wanted 5 pacers for Bangladesh in ICC World T20 2016

”It is a different format and Mustafizur alone cannot win us matches. The others will also have to chip in. Our T20 record has not been that great but that does not mean we can’t improve. This tournament is our chance to prepare for the big event (World T20). We should not be afraid of failures,” Mashrafe added. Following a Twenty20 International series packed with Tests and tune-ups, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza now has a fair idea of what the World Twenty20 squad might look like.