5 biggest match-winners for Bangladesh over the years
A look at the men responsible for the rise of Bangladesh cricket in recent years.
The Bangladesh cricket team has been the most improved side in world cricket over the past decade or so. From being regarded as pushovers to challenging the best in the business, the Tigers have surely come a long way.
By winning the 3rd ODI of their recently concluded series against Afghanistan, the Bangladeshis reached the milestone of 100 victories in the format. Apart from this, the team has also won 7 Tests and 20 T20I matches over the years.
While a number of cricketers have made significant contributions to Bangladesh’s success, there are a few names who won matches for their team on a consistent basis. Here are the 5 biggest match-winners for the country in international cricket:
Bangladeshi middle-order batsman Mahmudullah may have been around for quite a while but his game has only evolved in the past couple of years. However, since then he has been highly consistent with his performance and has played an important role in many of his team’s wins.
The right-hander has a batting average of 44.85 in 57 ODI victories for Bangladesh, which is much higher than his overall average of just below 34. His match-winning century against England at Adelaide in the 2015 ICC World Cup is perhaps the brightest spot in the 30-year old’s career so far.
Mahmudullah has not been as effective in the other two formats of the game as he is in the 50-over version. To be fair to him, though, his team has also not enjoyed a lot of success in Tests and T20Is.