M Ashraful

PositionAll-rounder

Also known as:- Ash
Playing role:- Allrounder
Batting style:- Right-hand bat
Bowling style:- Right-arm fast-medium
2007 Winnipeg Cricket debut
2009 MCA/ Saskatchewan U25:- Best batter
2011 MCA T20 Universities & Colleges:- Best batter
Highest Summer league scorer in Div 2:- 2011, 2012
MVP Summer league 2012
Highest league match score:- 152 runs vs Cosmos Kings in 2013

I started playing Cricket at the age of 10 with my older brother, cousins and school friends. Our team name was “Mill Road cricket club 🙂 Even today when I go back home ( Bangladesh) , I manage to play a few games with Mill Road Cricket team.
If I was asked to play for a different club than my current team, I would play with ‘Cosmos Cricket Club’. I had great experience playing few games with Cosmos. Ray, Keith, Rawle, Sid, Neil, Trevor & others are such a great bunch to be around.
The bowler I found most challenging in Winnipeg is Sharjeel Siddiqui (Pakistan). Mostly @ indoor cricket leagues and Abdul Noor ( Bengal Tigers) at our team net practices.
The most memorable game I played in Winnipeg was on 9th September 2012, when we won against Lions to gain ‘League Champion’ title after 5 years. Little personal achievement as I scored 142 runs while chasing a total around 200. This match was special because in 2011, we had lost a crucial league game vs Lions and Bengal Tigers ended up as runners up team.
As the captain of World XI, I would have these five international batsmen in my team: -Saeed Anwar, Brian Lara, Nathan Astle, Mark Waugh, Viv Richards
I predict that the ‘Bengal Tigers’ will win the league in our division this season and ‘Sanjay Dash’ will score highest number of runs in 2014 league.
If I could change one thing in the Winnipeg cricket summer league, it would be … More games per team and a strong campaign to raise awareness about cricket in Winnipeg community.