The fourth round of matches of the National Cricket League (NCL) is set to begin today at different venues across the country after a gap of three days. The round is expected to witness the return of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, who had earlier taken a break from the longer version of the game due to fitness issues, for Khulna. The injury-plagued pace bowler, who made a successful comeback to the shorter version of the game, had earlier stated that he was following a process that would eventually help him return to Test cricket. “I am hoping to make a start for my team,” said Mashrafe.
Khulna, who won the previous game against Chittagong by 10 wickets, will play Dhaka Metro at the Sylhet Divisional Stadium in Sylhet. Meanwhile, reigning champions Rajshahi will look to build on their winning run when they take on Chittagong at the BKSP. Hosts Barisal will square up against Sylhet at the Barisal Divisional Stadium and Dhaka will take on Rangpur in Bogra.
Currently, Khulna top the table with three wins in three games. They have 18 points and are six ahead of their
closest competitors Sylhet and Dhaka Metro. Holders Rajshahi, having won
their previous game are currently in fourth spot.