Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

Team Khulna Division cricket team Khulna Division cricket team
Role Bowler
Born Oct 5, 1983
Nationality Bangladesh Bangladesh
Nickname Narail Express, Koushik
Team History
Khulna Division cricket team Khulna Division 2002 - present
Rangpur Riders 2017 - present
Bangladesh National Cricket Team Bangladesh 2019 - present
Bangladesh National Cricket Team Bangladesh 2001 - 2019
Comilla Victorians 2015 - 2016
Dhaka Gladiators Dhaka Gladiators 2012 - 2013
Kolkata Knight Riders Knight Riders 2009
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Mashrafe Mortaza is a right arm fast medium bowler and a right handed batsman with the Bangladesh cricket team. He has also played with the Asia XI and the Khulna division cricket teams.

Mortaza made his first class cricket debut in 2001. The same year he also made his test debut against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. Mortaza claimed an impressive 4 wickets in 32 overs while maintaining an economy of 3.31 runs per over in the first innings. The match resulted in a draw due to rains. Later, in a One Day International against Zimbabwe the same year, Mortaza made his ODI debut. He continued his performance with the ball and claimed 2 wickets in 8.2 overs with an economy of 3.12 per over. Zimbabwe however won the match by 5 wickets and 46 balls remaining.

Mortaza was also part of the 2003 World Cup Bangladesh team. In 2004, when Bangladesh defeated India in a One Day match, Mortaza was named Man of the Match. Though Mortaza didn’t had a good record with the bat, he can be a hard hitter of the ball. He proved this when he played against India in the 2nd ODI in Dhaka, hitting four successive sixes. Mortaza was made vice- captain of the Bangladesh team in 2007 and was part of the World Cup 2007 Bangladesh team.

In a total of 89 ODI’s, Mortaza has 112 wickets to his name with an economy of 4.72 per over. He also has 947 runs with a strike rate of 87.28. In test cricket, Mortaza has claimed 66 wickets with an economy of 3.28 runs per over in a total of 29 matches.

Career Highlights

Man of the Match, against India, 2004.

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