Mashrafe Mortaza: News

Born on October 5, 1983, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is a Bangladeshi right-arm fast-medium bowler, former Bangladesh cricket team’s captain, and a politician. Regarded as one of the best Bangladesh captains in ODI and T20 International (T20I) formats and as the best pace bowler ever produced by Bangladesh, Mortaza made his international Test debut and One Day International debut in November 2001 against Zimbabwe. In 2006, Mortaza made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe. As of 2021, Mortaza has played 310 international matches and has maintained a bowling average of 35.02. Between 2010 and 2020, Bangladesh won 61 matches out of 117 matches under Mortaza’s captaincy. He became the fifth bowler to take 100 wickets as a captain in ODI cricket. Despite having a prolific cricket career, Mortaza suffered 15 injuries and had to undergo 10 operations as of 2021, some of which affected his captaincy. In 2009, Mortaza had to quit Test cricket following an injury. In 2017, he announced his retirement from T20 International cricket. In 2018, Mortaza won the Narali-2 constituency for the Awami League party. He was inducted as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Youth and Sports Ministry in February 2019.

09 Mar 2024

Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman becomes third Bangladeshi to accomplish 300 international wickets

Bangladesh cricket team speedster Mustafizur Rahman became the latest bowler to complete the milestone of 300 international wickets.

14 Oct 2023

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan completes 50 wickets in neutral ODIs: Stats

Shakib Al Hasan has accomplished a major milestone as he has become the first Bangladesh bowler to complete 50 ODI wickets in neutral venues.

07 Oct 2023

Mehidy Hasan

ICC World Cup: Mehidy Hasan Miraz slams fourth ODI fifty

Mehidy Hasan Miraz's all-round show has powered Bangladesh to comprehensive a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in Match 3 of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

06 Aug 2023

Asia Cup

Decoding Team Bangladesh's stats in Asia Cup

Bangladesh seek their maiden Asia Cup title in the 2023 edition of the continental tournament, which gets underway on August 30.

07 Jul 2023

Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal withdraws retirement decision after meeting Bangladesh PM: Details

In a shocking turn of events, veteran Bangladeshi cricketer Tamim Iqbal has decided to withdraw his retirement from international cricket.

West Indies tour of Bangladesh: Shakib named in preliminary squads

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), on Monday, announced the preliminary squads for the upcoming home leg against West Indies.

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh's tour of Sri Lanka postponed

Bangladesh's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team Mashrafe Mortaza, on Saturday, tested positive for coronavirus.

'Was disappointed with BCB's treatment', says Mashrafe Mortaza

Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza stated he was disappointed after the Bangladesh Cricket Board insisted him to retire.

Bangladesh's new ODI skipper Tamim reveals his plans: Details here

Bangladesh's new ODI captain Tamim Iqbal feels it is impossible to reach the level of his predecessor Mashrafe Mortaza.

07 Mar 2020

Tamim Iqbal

Tamim backed me to break his record: Liton Das

Bangladesh opener Liton Das revealed that his compatriot Tamim Iqbal backed him to go all out against Zimbabwe in the third ODI.

05 Mar 2020

Asia Cup

Mashrafe Mortaza steps down as Bangladesh's ODI captain

Mashrafe Mortaza has confirmed that he will step down as Bangladesh's ODI captain following the ongoing series against Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh's Mortaza opts out of national contract: Details here

Bangladesh ODI team captain Mashrafe Mortaza has fuelled retirement rumors after giving up on his national team central contract for the country.

BCB close to conflict resolution, Mashrafe Mortaza likely to mediate

As per new reports coming in, the ongoing conflict between the cricketers and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) looks closer to resolution.

Tamim Iqbal named Bangladesh skipper for Lanka tour: Details here

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named Tamim Iqbal as the team's interim skipper for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Here's what Mashrafe Mortaza said about his Bangladesh future

Bangladesh's ICC World Cup 2019 campaign came to an end on Friday, following a 94-run defeat to Pakistan.

01 Jul 2019

ODI World Cups

Reliving the top ODI clashes between India and Bangladesh

Two-time champions India are all set to take on Bangladesh in the ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday.