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Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh Bangladesh

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BORN June 9, 1987
BIRTH PLACE Bogra
CURRENT AGE 32
ROLE Wicket Keeper
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE -
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
batting 18 36 51
Bowling
All Rounder

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While youngsters of his age were busy charting their next career move, Mushfiqur Rahim at 16 had already gone down in history books as one of the youngest debutants in the history of the game.

Selected as the understudy of then keeper Khaled Mashud for the England tour, Mushfiqur played his first Test as a specialist batsman but went on to have a rather forgettable debut. The agony increased with an ankle injury ruling him out from the second game but after leading Bangladesh in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, he was once again called up for a Test against Sri Lanka. However, he was all at sea against the spin bowling of Muttiah Muralidaran. Dropped in the aftermath, the glove-man however, had the stars on his side in 2006, as he received his maiden ODI call-up and also debuted against Zimbabwe. Just one half century prior to the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was deemed good enough by the selectors for him to make it to the event ahead of a struggling Mashud. He contributed 56 runs as Bangladesh pulled off a shock win over India and a year after his axing, also returned to Test cricket scoring a stoic 80 in a losing cause against the Lankans.

In 2010, he scored his maiden Test ton against the Indians and soon became a mainstay in the team having vice captained the side on several occasions. The following year, he was named captain of the team after Shakib Al Hasan's sacking post the disastrous Zimbabwe tour, where the side lost the only Test as well as the ODI series. A constant chatterer, Mushfiqur is also renowned for his vociferous appealing and jumping behind the stumps and is indispensable to the Bangladesh team.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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