Matches (14)
IRE v AFG (2)
Women's Hundred (1)
RL Cup (6)
Men's Hundred (1)
WI v NZ (1)
ENG v SA (1)
BDESH-A in WI (1)
CWC League 2 (1)

Full Name

Mustafizur Rahman

Born

September 06, 1995, Satkhira

Age

26y 340d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

5ft 11in

TEAMS

Mustafizur Rahman is a left-arm pace bowler who came to Dhaka to try out for a fast-bowling camp in 2012, after he had impressed in an Under-17 tournament in Satkhira, some 300km from Dhaka. He got admitted to the BCB's pace foundation and soon caught the coaches' attention to make the Bangladesh Under-19 side for the 2014 World Cup.

He made his first-class debut for Khulna in the 2013-14 season and, after taking eight wickets in the U-19 World Cup in the UAE, he was surprisingly picked for Bangladesh A's tour of West Indies. Returning from that short trip, he was viewed as a better bowler and slowly picked up more variations. He initially lacked pace but built it up through the 2014-15 first-class season, when he took 26 wickets at an average of 19.08.

This was when Mustafizur started to develop the left-armer's offcutter, which was delivered as a spinner does but with the added ability of making it carry to the wicketkeeper standing back. The story of Anamul Haque's dare that got him to bowl the delivery will go into Bangladeshi cricket folklore, as will the early support he received from Mashrafe Mortaza, who spotted him randomly in the Mirpur nets.

Soon enough, the Bangladesh selectors picked Mustafizur for the one-off T20I against Pakistan and then, midway through 2015, for the ODI series against India when he became only the second bowler after Brian Vitori to take five-wicket hauls in his first two ODIs, paving the way for Bangladesh's first-ever ODI series win over India.

He was excellent in bilateral series against South Africa - which included a Test debut - and Zimbabwe, while also doing well in his first BPL campaign. Mustafizur's first foray on to the world stage was through the IPL auction, when he was picked Sunrisers Hyderabad in early 2016, followed by confirmation of a contract with Sussex for English domestic limited-overs cricket. He ensured none of his new paymasters doubted their call as he emerged as one of the best bowlers in the World T20, signing off with a five-wicket haul against New Zealand, bamboozling them with his variation of cutters.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152521451139314/375/6636.743.1869.1200
ODI7978381832421396/436/4323.325.0927.4450
T20I696814621876915/225/2220.617.6916.0310
FC366351592465925/286/3326.792.8656.0810
List A9089437436081636/436/4322.134.9426.8560
T20196194425951912535/225/2220.517.3116.8530
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1522766164.4016240.74003510
ODI7934218218*6.3015552.900090130
T20I6922759153.938569.410033140
FC36492314930*5.7339637.620013950
List A9038228918*5.5617451.140090140
T20196593415221*6.0820574.140089370
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Mustafizur Rahman goes up in appeal
Mustafizur Rahman celebrated his return to Tests with the wicket of John Campbell
Mustafizur Rahman picked up three wickets in the final over of the innings
Mustafizur Rahman struck in his first over, getting Mayank Agarwal to play on
Ajinkya Rahane had two lbw shouts from Mustafizur Rahman go against him off his first two balls, only for DRS to grant him reprieves
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