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Full name Mushfiqur Rahman
Born January 1, 1980, Rajshahi
Current age 33 years 144 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Rajshahi Division
Also known as Babu
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2001 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Dec 10-13, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, May 30-31, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Dec 27, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Rajshahi Division v Khulna Division at Rajshahi, Dec 21-24, 2008 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Dhaka Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Jan 8, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 5||Rajshahi Div||v Khulna Div||Rajshahi||21 Dec 2008||FC|
|12||Rajshahi Div||v Dhaka Div||Dhaka||1 Dec 2008||FC|
|33, 0||Rajshahi Div||v Barisal Div||Bogra||17 Nov 2008||FC|
|32||Rajshahi Div||v Khulna Div||Khulna||9 Nov 2008||FC|
|0||Rajshahi Div||v Dhaka Div||Rajshahi||26 Oct 2008||FC|
|16||Rajshahi Div||v Chittagong D||Rajshahi||18 Oct 2008||FC|
|0/5, 34, 23*||Rajshahi Div||v Barisal Div||Rajshahi||10 Oct 2008||FC|
|2/52, 4||Rajshahi Div||v Dhaka Div||Dhaka||8 Jan 2008||LA|
|0, 0/23, 0, 0/7||Rajshahi Div||v Dhaka Div||Dhaka||4 Jan 2008||FC|
|8, 1/7||Rajshahi Div||v Khulna Div||Rajshahi||31 Dec 2007||LA|
As only the second Rajshahi born, bred and trained cricketer to play international cricket, Mushfiqur Rahman's career stuttered, along with his country's fortunes, when he toured Zimbabwe in 2000-01, in the early days of Bangladesh's Test status. In two matches, he failed to take a wicket or reach double-figures, and was omitted from the selectors' thoughts for the next two years. In 2003, however, he returned with a sturdier batting technique and a strong desire for success, and became - almost overnight - one of the cornerstones of Dav Whatmore's new regime.
He produced two important innings to put the wind up England in the first Test in October 2003, before winning the Man of the Series award (and a motorised scooter ...) in the subsequent one-dayers, where his guileless but accurate seam bowling was one of the few bright spots of a bleak campaign.
He never hit his stride thereafter as he played only another year of international cricket, though he continued mainly as a batsman in domestic first-class and club cricket till 2008.
Andrew Miller and ESPNcricinfo staff
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