Mushfiqur Rahim overview

Mushfiqur Rahim is a Bangladeshi cricketer who is also the former captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team. He was born to Mahbub Habib and Rahima Khatun on 9th May 1987 in Bogra, Bangladesh. He finished his schooling from Bogra zilla school and completed his college at the Jahangirnagar University.

Ranked as one of the most famous athletes by ESPN in 2019, Rahim is reckoned as one of the most versatile players who can perform well in all the formats of the game. At the domestic level, Rahim represents Raj Shahi Division and captains Sylhet Super Stars. In February 2020, when Zimbabwe was touring Bangladesh, Rahim scored 203 not out, becoming the only Bangladeshi batsman & first wicketkeeper to score three double-hundreds in Test cricket. He became the first wicket-keeper to score two double hundreds in Tests in November 2018, during the second Test against Zimbabwe. He finished his innings on 219 not out which stands out as the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket. Rahim faced 421 balls and spent 589 minutes at the crease during the innings, a record for a Bangladeshi batsman in a Test innings. Later the same month, he became the second batsman for Bangladesh to score 4,000 runs in Tests while playing against the West Indies.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 72 134 9 4537 219 36.3 9492 47.8 7 3 22 548 31
ODI 224 210 35 6344 144 36.25 8057 78.74 7 0 39 503 84
T20 86 77 12 1282 72 19.72 1069 119.93 0 0 5 110 33
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 72 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 224 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 86 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Rahim played for Bangladesh Under-19s, representing them in three Youth Tests and 18 Youth One Day Internationals between 2004 and 2006, averaging 31.75 to 36.00 in the respective formats before playing for the national team. Rahim captained the Bangladesh team which included future international players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal among others in the U-19 Cricket World Cup which was hosted by Sri Lanka in February 2006. Rahim was one of the only two players at the tournament with Test-match experience. Under his captaincy, Bangladesh reached the quarter finals of the tournament.

ODI Career

Rahim made his ODI debut on 6th August 2006 against Zimbabwe at the Harare sports club. Rahim has a vast experience in this format and has played 218 matches so far in his career, amassing 6174 runs at an average of 36.11. He has 7 hundreds and 38 fifties to his name and has a strike rate of 79.21.

Test career

Rahim made his debut in Test cricket against England on 26th May 2005 at lord’s. He has played in 70 test matches for his National team and has scored 4413 runs at an average of 36.47 and has a strike rate of 47.76 in the longest format. His highest score in tests came against Zimbabwe when he scored 219 runs which is the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket. Rahim faced 421 balls and spent 589 minutes at the crease during the innings, which is a record for a Bangladeshi batsman in a Test innings. He also has 7 hundred, 3 double-hundreds and 21 fifties to his name.

T20 Career

Rahim made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe on 28th November 2006 at Sheikh Abu Naser stadium. He has scored 1282 runs from the 86 matches he has played and has an impressive strike rate of 119.93 with 5 fifties under his belt.

ICC Trophies

In his 15-year career Rahim has established himself as the Mainstay of the Bangladesh team. He has captained the side for a long time and has been their go to wicketkeeper. With more than 11,000 international runs under is belt, it would not be wrong to say that Mushfiqur Rahim is a special player and is one of the most versatile players in World cricket.

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