Full name Mohammad Mithun Ali
Born February 13, 1990
Current age 25 years 82 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Khulna Division, Khulna Royal Bengals, South Zone (Bangladesh), Sylhet Division
Also known as Mithun Ali
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 17, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 19, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 12, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 27, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rajshahi Division v Sylhet Division at Rajshahi, Nov 21-24, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Fatullah, Apr 21-24, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Fatullah, Nov 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Fatullah, Apr 9, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 27, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0||South Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Fatullah||21 Apr 2015||FC|
|38||South Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Fatullah||9 Apr 2015||LA|
|34||South Z (BD)||v Cent Z (BD)||Fatullah||6 Apr 2015||LA|
|15, 0c/0s||South Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Dhaka||5 Apr 2015||LA|
|3||Khulna Div||v Chittagong D||Savar (3)||9 Mar 2015||FC|
|36, 13||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Metro||Savar (3)||2 Mar 2015||FC|
|126, 0/15||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Div||Fatullah||23 Feb 2015||FC|
|37||Khulna Div||v Rajshahi Div||Dhaka||16 Feb 2015||FC|
|11, 20||Khulna Div||v Rangpur Div||Dhaka||8 Feb 2015||FC|
|34, 46||Khulna Div||v Barisal Div||Savar (2)||1 Feb 2015||FC|
Mithun Ali had been a much-talked-about prodigy even before he had passed out of BKSP, the country's biggest sports institute. He started off as a wicketkeeper in age-group cricket, and has continued in the role, although his batting has always been his stronger suit.
He is a batsman who prefers to play the long innings, though he has also been known to take the aerial route as he has often batted in the top-order in limited-overs cricket.
Mithun made his first-class debut in 2006 for Khulna Division, although he remained a regular in the Bangladesh under-19 side. He played in the 2008 U-19 World Cup in Malaysia, after which he took three years to get into the next level, playing for Bangladesh A in their 2011 tour to the West Indies. He had averaged 50.81 in first-class cricket during that season, including three centuries. His next good season was 2013-14, which was also his most productive, as he scored 706 runs in nine matches.
It prompted a sudden call-up to the Bangladesh T20 side when regular wicketkeeper and captain Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a finger injury in early 2014. He was then called up to the ODI squad for the three-match series against India in June.
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