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Mushfiqur Rahim
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Mushfiqur Rahim

Bangladesh|Wicketkeeper batter
Mushfiqur Rahim

INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2021

Full Name

Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim

Born

May 09, 1987, Bogra

Age

34y 170d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

relations

(brother-in-law)

TEAMS

A wild-card inclusion for Bangladesh's maiden tour of England in 2005, Mushfiqur Rahim was just 16 when he was selected for that daunting trip - two Tests in May, followed by six ODIs against England and Australia - even though he hadn't been named in the preliminary squad of 20. Mushfiqur was principally selected as an understudy to the ever-present wicketkeeper, Khaled Mashud, but his inclusion was further evidence of Bangladesh's determination to build for a better future. He had done well on an A-team tour of Zimbabwe earlier in 2005, scoring a century in the first Test at Bulawayo, and also enjoyed some success in England the previous year with the Under-19s, making 88 in the second Test at Taunton. He showed more evidence of grit with the full team, with a maiden first-class half-century to soften the pain of defeat against Sussex, followed by a career-best 115 against Northamptonshire. That earned him a call-up - as a batsman - to become the youngest player to appear in a Test match at Lord's. He was one of only three players to reach double figures in a disappointing first innings, but a twisted ankle kept him out of the second Test. After captaining Bangladesh's Under-19s to fifth place in the Youth World Cup in February 2006, he also featured in Bogra's inaugural Test, against Sri Lanka the following month, but could make little of the spin of Murali and Malinga Bandara. He remained on the sidelines for the next few months but was recalled for the final two ODIs against Zimbabwe at home in December. He scored his maiden half-century at Harare in February 2007 and was picked as the first-choice wicketkeeper, ahead of Khaled Mashud, for the World Cup in the West Indies.

He shows sound technique in his glovework and is Bangladesh's first-choice wicketkeeper after Dhiman Ghosh's departure to the ICL. A stodgy lower-order batsman, Mushfiqur has grown into one of the better players of spin in the line-up. After a slow start to his Test career, he found form in the 2008-09 season with stubborn knocks under pressure. He has under-performed as a batsman in ODIs, but his form picked up in 2009 and he narrowly missed out on a maiden ODI hundred on the tour to Zimbabwe. In January 2010 he cracked his maiden Test century, a notable achievement as it came against a strong Indian Test side and was the fastest by a Bangladesh player. And after Bangladesh's unexpected defeat in Zimbabwe in 2011, Mushfiqur was also elevated to leadership role, taking over as captain from Shakib Al Hasan.
Andrew Miller and ESPNcricinfo staff

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test75138114696219*36.97980347.907235683110715
ODI22721336658114437.18832579.058405178518946
T20I958616142772*20.381228116.2006118374129
FC120212227079219*37.25123617323
List A308289499598145*39.99135926183
T2022420847470098*29.193716126.4802840113212548
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test75------------
ODI227------------
T20I95------------
FC120905111/231/2351.003.4090.0000
List A308000-----000
T20224------------
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Mushfiqur Rahim gets down to play a scoop
Mushfiqur Rahim brought up a 32-ball half-century
Mushfiqur Rahim rocks back to play a cut
Mohammad Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim put together quick runs
Mushfiqur Rahim cuts behind point
Josh Davey looks on as Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim complete a single