We’ve been talking about the Bangladesh Cricket Team for some time, but we often neglect to give them credit for their outstanding performances. In this article, we’ll take a look at Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, and Mohammad Rafique to name a few. But how can we assess their abilities? We’ve also got some tips for them, so keep reading to learn about their individual talents.
Despite being an unpopular choice in the past, the World Cup proved to be an important stepping stone for Rahim. After impressing at home, he was named as one of the 15-man squad for the series against India in January and February 2010. In his maiden Test century, he took just 113 balls to reach the century mark. His knock helped the Bangladesh side reach the quarter-finals. Following the World Cup, Rahim carried his form into the post-tour period. He hit two half-centuries against Pakistan and scored a century in the first Test, becoming only the sixth Bangladeshi batsman to do so.
Despite his short stature, Rahim has shown great potential as a wicket-keeper. The young cricketer is extremely quick behind the stumps and has been named the team’s vice-captain several times. After the disastrous Zimbabwe tour, he was given the captaincy of the Bangladesh cricket team. He is known for his vociferous appeals and for his ability to jump behind the stumps. His intangible skills and exemplary temperament make him an essential part of the team.
Mohammad Rafique is one of the most decorated cricketers in Bangladesh’s history. The left-arm fast bowler was a pillar in the foundation of Bangladesh’s cricket team. He was a wily bowler, a tough opponent and a handy batsman. His legacy is littered with records. His batting statistics are particularly impressive.
Against India in 2004, Rafique was the best bowler in the team. He shared 20 wickets with Misbah-ul-Haq, but his wickets accounted for the highest total in Test cricket. The Bangladeshi batsmen scored at an average of over six runs per over. Enamul, who was then just 19 years old, was adjudged the Player of the Series. Rafique also took three wickets against the Indian bowlers, including Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. The result was a win for Bangladesh by five wickets.
Tamim Iqbal was born in the port city of Chittagong. He is the son of late Iqbal Khan and Nusrat Iqbal, and is the nephew of legendary Bangladesh cricketer Akram Khan. His father used to organize small cricket tournaments for his children, and his brother, Nafees, is also a cricketer. Nafees once said that Tamim was more talented than his brother.
He is a prolific player for Bangladesh. He has amassed more than 6000 runs in ODI cricket. He is also considered one of the best openers in the team, owing to his brisk approach towards the start of the game. His quick approach helps the team batsmen settle and score a competitive total. His 154 against Zimbabwe is his most memorable ODI score. Tamim played domestic cricket in New Zealand and England.
Mustafizur Rahman has had a fairly quiet international career so far. He did not have a particularly impressive Champions Trophy campaign, returning just one wicket in four games. Then, he was called up to the Bangladesh U-19 squad to bowl in the pace foundation. In time, he became a regular in the side. Mustafizur’s elder brother played a big role in his career. His brother, Mokhlesur, would ferry him to the training centre, which was about 40 kilometers from his home.
Mustafizur Rahman, popularly known as The Fizz, is a left-arm seam bowler who made his debut for the national team against India in 2015. The talented bowler was rewarded for his versatility in the ODI and Test formats after winning his debut match against India. He won Player of the Match awards in both his ODI and Test debuts. In 2017, Mustafizur Rahman won the ICC Young Athlete of the Year Award.
With his dazzling batting, Mohammad Ashraful has carved a name for himself in the history of Bangladesh cricket. He first scored a century in Test cricket against Sri Lanka, when he hit 114 from 212 balls, against Chaminda Vaas. Ashraful has now scored six Test centuries in 61 appearances, the majority of them against Lankan bowlers. Ashraful scored one century against India, and has scored an impressive 313 in ODI cricket.
Ashraful, a right-handed middle-order batsman, made his first-class debut on 22 November 2000 for the Dhaka Metropolis. Ashraful opened the batting and claimed five wickets for 59 runs. Three days later, he made his list A debut and scored 22 and took two wickets in a win. His 87 off 83 runs starred in the World Cup, and he was the star of Bangladesh’s victory over South Africa. Ashraful’s batting performance inspired the rest of the team, and he was rewarded with a place in the squad. Tamim Iqbal and Aftab Ahmed each contributed 35 runs, making their debuts that year.
Akbar Ali was born on 8 October 2001 and is a former captain of the Under-19 World Cup winning team. The cricket monthly magazine, part of ESPNcricinfo, named him one of the 20 players who will dominate the next decade. He made his List A and Twenty20 debuts for the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan in the 2018-19 Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League.
He led the country’s U-19 cricket world cup team to victory against India and was named captain. In the final, Akbar scored a match-winning 43. The victory was Bangladesh’s first-ever ICC Under-19 World Cup title. He came into the batting order in the 17th over, guiding the team to a revised win target of -169 runs. He also played a crucial innings in the final against India.