Sunday , February 1 2015

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mushfiqur Rahim
Right-Hand Bat
DOB September 1, 1988
Born in Bogra
Division Rajshahi
Test: 38 ODI: 122 T-20: 30
Major Teams: Bangladesh, Rajshahi Division, Sylhet Division, North Zone (Bangladesh), Sylhet Royals

Entering his tenth year of international cricket, it is astounding to know that Mushfiq is only 25 years old. Such was his distinction even at an early age, that he was selected – albeit as Khaled Mashud’s understudy – for Bangladesh’s maiden voyage to England in 2005. His impressive technique, undoubtedly the most textbook of any batsmen yet produced in the country, was enough to warrant an unexpected debut in the Lord’s Test. He scored just 19 in his first innings but his precocious aptitude impressed fans and critics alike. He developed his game gradually at both youth and international level and when he score

d his first Test century against India in 2010, he had announced his arrival as Bangladesh’s most complete batsman.

Mushfiq possesses a complete range of strokes and solidity of technique. He is also gifted with that rare quality: aestheticism. He has an ability to bat in all gears and displays a knack of performing in the most critical stages. His wicket-keeping is perhaps not a natural skill to him but his persistence is admirable. In 2011, Mushfiq was appointed captain and since then he is arguably Bangladesh’s most successful.