Full name Mohammad Mithun
Born March 2, 1991
Current age 27 years 143 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
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Jun 17, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Jan 27, 2018 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 12, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Sylhet, Feb 18, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rajshahi Division v Sylhet Division at Rajshahi, Nov 21-24, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bangladesh A v Sri Lanka A at Sylhet, Jul 10-12, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Fatullah, Nov 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Bangladesh A v Sri Lanka A at Sylhet, Jul 22, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Sylhet, Feb 18, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1c/1s||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||22 Jul 2018||LA|
|1c/0s, 25||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||19 Jul 2018||LA|
|44, 1c/0s||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||17 Jul 2018||LA|
|3, 0c/1s, 0||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||10 Jul 2018||FC|
|1c/0s||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Chittagong||3 Jul 2018||FC|
|49||South Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Khulna||24 Apr 2018||FC|
|18, 118||South Z (BD)||v Cent Z (BD)||Rajshahi||17 Apr 2018||FC|
|22, 66||South Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Sylhet||10 Apr 2018||FC|
|1, 0c/0s||Abahani Ltd||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||5 Apr 2018||LA|
|18, 2c/0s||Abahani Ltd||v Khelaghar||Dhaka||2 Apr 2018||LA|
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.