Create
Notifications
New User posted their first comment
Advertisement

Mashrafe Mortaza


ABOUT
Mashrafe Mortaza

Full NameMashrafe Bin Mortaza

BornOctober 5, 1983

Height6 ft 2 in (1.87 m)

NationalityBangladesh

RoleBowler/Right arm medium-fast, Bangladesh ODI Captain, Right-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Sumona Haque Shumi (Spouse), Humaira Mortaza (Daughter), Sahil Mortaza (Son), Golam Mortaza (Father), Hamida Mortaza (Mother)

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 220 158 1787 2041 28 13.74 87.55 0 1 51* 150 62 62 0
TESTs 36 67 797 1186 5 12.85 67.20 0 3 79 95 22 9 0
T20Is 54 39 377 277 11 13.46 136.10 0 0 36 28 23 10 0
T20s 163 102 1033 785 27 13.77 131.59 0 1 56* 69 64 33 0
LISTAs 306 226 3091 3334 36 16.26 92.71 1 8 104 0 0 93 0
FIRSTCLASS 57 100 1458 0 7 15.67 1 6 132* 0 0 24 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 220 220 1820.2 8893 270 32.93 4.88 6/26 1 0
TESTs 36 51 998.2 3239 78 41.52 3.24 5/88 0 0
T20Is 54 53 189.5 1527 42 36.35 8.04 4/19 0 0
T20s 163 159 575.5 4320 146 29.58 7.50 4/11 0 0
LISTAs 306 0 2507.2 12039 421 28.59 4.80 6/26 6 0
FIRSTCLASS 57 0 1495 4732 135 35.05 3.16 0 0 0
ABOUT

Mashrafe Mortaza Biography


Mashrafe Mortaza is a Bangladesh cricketer and is considered as one of the best bowlers of Bangladesh since their entry into Test cricket in 2000. He is also seen as one of the reasons for his country's steady rise in international cricket.


Born in Narail on 5 October 1983, the young lad was famous in his hometown for his style from the very early age, leading to him being dubbed their "Prince of Hearts".


Background


He first came to attention during an under-17 regional tournament in 2001, when he bowled fast, slammed sixes and showed some very sharp fielding skills. Andy Roberts, the then Bangladesh’s coach, was impressed and Mortaza was drafted into the Test side which was his debut first-class game as well.


Debut


Mortaza made his Test and ODI debut against Zimbabwe in the year 2001. He picked up our wickets in the maiden test, while bagged two in the maiden ODI.


Rise to Glory


Mashrafe rose to prominence in 2004, when he claimed the mighty wickets of Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni and made a valuable 31* at the lower order when Bangladesh defeated India for the first time.


In the calendar year of 2006, Mortaza was the world's highest wicket taker in ODIs, collecting 49 wickets, which included his personal best of 6/26.


The following year he played an instrumental role in his side's shock victory over India in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, taking 4/38 and was adjudged the Man of the Match.


Advertisement

When New Zealand toured Bangladesh in October 2008, Mortaza was part of Bangladesh's maiden ODI victory over the Kiwis as he took 4/44.


In 2009, Mashrafe and Nazmul Hossain sunk Sri Lanka to a new low, picking up five wickets for just six runs.


In the 2012 Asia Cup, he struggled to bowl his quota of 10 overs due to an injury but finished as Bangladesh's leading seamer with six wickets from four matches.


Captaincy


He was named the captain of the Bangladesh team in mid of 2009, during the series against West Indies. The team won the match and eventually the series, but Mashrafe got injured in the first match and remained out of the playing squad throughout the series. He led Bangladesh to a victory against England in the summer of 2010 in Bristol.


After the 2015 World Cup, Mashrafe led his team to ODI series wins against Pakistan (3-0) and India (2-1) at home. These results sealed a place for Bangladesh in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England.


Low Points


Mashrafe’s career and injuries went hand in hand. The duration for which he underwent injuries, covers a lion’s share in his career.


Be it an important series against Pakistan in 2002 or ICC Champions Trophy in 2006, the speedster missed just because of injuries. Eventually, he decided to remain in the shorter formats of the game, playing his last test in 2009 against West Indies.


Club Career


A capable lower order batsman, who can use the long handle to good effect, Mortaza was picked up by the Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders side for $600,000 in February 2009.


Advertisement

In the player auction of the first edition of Bangladesh Premier League, Mortaza was snapped up as a captain by the Dhaka Gladiators for 45,000 USD and did justice to the honor by leading the team to the title win.


Retirement


On 4 April 2017, Mortaza announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals after Sri Lanka tour. However, he decided to continue to represent the country in the ODIs.

Fetching more content...
App download animated image Get the free App now
❤️ Favorites Edit