Mohammad Ashraful      

Full name Mohammad Ashraful

Born July 7, 1984, Dhaka

Current age 33 years 346 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Asia XI, Bangladesh A, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Dhaka Division, Dhaka Gladiators, Dhaka Gladiators, Dhaka Metropolis, Mumbai Indians

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

Mohammad Ashraful
    September 8, 2001
    Historical mismatch
    At 17 years and 63 days, becomes the youngest Test centurion, even as Bangladesh go down by an innings in Colombo. Later says he had dreamt of Brian Lara's 375 and himself scoring a century the previous night.
    March 10, 2004
    A rare event
    His first international win. And it's he who sets it up with a 32-ball 51 to help Bangladesh reach 238 in Harare, eight more than what Zimbabwe would score. It is his 24th ODI, and his third year in international cricket.
    December 19, 2004
    India see the light
    Scores a breathtaking century against India in Chittagong - 158 off 194 balls, hitting 24 boundaries and three sixes. Is left stranded, as Bangladesh fall just short avoiding the follow-on. They eventually lose by an innings and 83 runs.
    February 4, 2005
    Duleep Trophy misadventure
    Is named the captain of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI to tour India for the Duleep Trophy. BCB XI fail to score a point in the tournament, losing one match outright and one on first-innings basis.
    June 18, 2005
    The upset of the century?
    The century that rings around the world. Australia's 249 in Cardiff looks good enough when he walks in at 51 for 2, but the script is inverted by the time he leaves after scoring 100 off 101 balls. This is the biggest triumph in the history of Bangladesh cricket.
    May, 2006
    Sings up with Liverpool's Rainhill Cricket Club to play league cricket.
    April 7, 2007
    Stings South Africa
    Plays a blinder to help Bangladesh beat South Africa in Guyana - their second big upset at World Cup. His 87 off 83 balls takes Bangladesh to 251, following which the left-arm spin trinity spins it web.
    April 30, 2007
    Natural progression
    Is appointed the vice-captain for home series against India. In a disappointing series, the real Ashraful turns up only in the last innings, where he scores a dazzling 67, but can't avert an innings defeat.
    June 2, 2007
    Captaincy comes calling
    Ashraful is named the captain for the tour to Sri Lanka and ICC World Twenty20.
    June-July, 2007
    Captain as good as his team
    Although he scores a solid century in the second Test, his debut series as captain is a 0-3 disaster, Sri Lanka having to bat only once in each of the Tests.
    September 13, 2007
    Fastest fifty
    Scores, in 20 balls, what is the fastest half-century in Twenty20 internationals at the time. West Indies are at the receiving end of the onslaught at the Wanderers as Bangladesh chase down 165 with two overs to spare.
    March 16, 2008
    In a row with front row
    Is embroiled in a row when he is accused of scuffling with two men during the team's practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Under pressure following some poor results, gets into an altercation with two men after returning from a practice session; he has already been booed by some spectators.
    April, 2008
    Where are the results?
    In about a year at the helm, has won only one international - as captain - against any serious opposition: a Twenty20 match against West Indies in the World Twenty20. Apart from that, Bangladesh have won three ODIs against Ireland, and another Twenty20 against Kenya.
    December 26-31, 2008
    Hundred in vain
    With Bangladesh requiring 521 for victory in the fourth innings in Mirpur, Ashraful scores 101 to lift Bangladesh to 413, but they still lose the game by 107 runs. Soon after, Ashraful is removed as captain of the team.
    March 8-12, 2013
    Triumphant comeback
    After 15 months without international cricket, Ashraful returns to the Bangladesh team in style, scoring 190 against Sri Lanka in a high-scoring draw in Galle. It's his highest Test score, as well as his longest innings by far: it lasts 417 deliveries; his next-best is 236.
    June 4, 2013
    The cloud of corruption
    Ashraful confesses to the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit that he was involved in spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League. The Bangladesh board decide to keep him away from all forms of cricket.