Bangladesh cricketers have a deadly bite to their game and are one of cricket’s most exciting teams of all time. Cricketers from Bangladesh always show their on-field prowess during matches and are always a force to reckon with at home. Established teams like Australia, England, and India have not had much success against Bangladesh cricketers in recent years.
Bangladesh cricketers always show dominance in the 50-over category and are favorites to qualify for knockout stages at the World Cup. India hosts the next ICC ODI World Cup, giving Bangladeshi cricketers a geographical advantage.
Top Bangladesh cricketers will look to go one better than their 2015 Q/Final performance at the upcoming World Cup. Many players from Bangladesh have created lasting memories in the ICC World Cup and other tournaments. Here’s a quick look at ten (10) top performances by Bangladeshi cricketers in ICC tournaments.
Top 10 Performances by Bangladesh Cricketers in ICC Tournament (Notable Performance)
Shakib Al Hasan (1.17 wicket and 39.5 runs average after 29 innings)
Shakib Al Hasan is one of Bangladesh’s top cricketers of all time. The expert all-rounder has been at the forefront of national team cricket for some time, heralding a career spanning almost two decades.
Shakib had an impressive record before the 2019 cricket World Cup and boosted his profile with his performance at that event.
He was able to amass 606 runs in 8 innings at an 86.6 average. Al Hasan also scalped a century of runs off England at Cardiff in the tournament to cement his status as a Bangladesh cricket great. Shakib currently has 1146 runs and 34 wickets after 29 innings in ICC ODI events.
Mushfiqur Rahim (40.9 runs average and 0.96 dismissal in 29 innings)
Rahim is a darling among Bangladeshi cricket fans as he performs well in crunch situations for his team. He has one of the teams best runs and dismissal averages and is a top starter in games against tough opposition.
Rahim started his ICC World Cup career with a century against India in 2007 to announce himself on the world stage.
Tamim Iqbal (710+ runs in 29 innings)
Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh’s ODI captain and one of the most important players in the squad. He also recorded a decent half-century in the 2007 World Cup game against India. Iqbal brings years of experience to the Bangladesh team after impressive performances against teams like Scotland and Australia in recent years.
Mahmudullah Riyad (610+ runs in 15 innings)
Many Bangladesh fans will remember Mahmudullah Riyad’s successive centuries against England and New Zealand at the 2015 ICC World Cup. He also recorded a 69-run scalp against Australia and is a top starter for Bangladesh in ICC tournaments.
Litton Das (180+ runs in 5 innings)
Litton Das has shown promise in his capacity as a Bangladeshi batter for years. He recorded one of the team’s best performances of all time against a determined West Indies side. Das’ 94 runs against the West Indies and solid performances against other teams are still fresh in the memories of Bangladesh fans.
Mustafizur Rahman (20 wickets in 8 innings)
Mustafizur Rahman was a starter in the 2019 Cricket World Cup squad for Bangladesh. He was able to bag an impressive 20 wickets after just 8 innings at the tournament. Rahman has also managed to take a couple of five-wicket hauls against India with his lethal bowling skills.
Ranked as one of Bangladesh’s deadliest bowlers, Rahman could replicate his hard-hitting skills against team in the next ICC World Cup.
Abdur Razzak (20 wickets in 5 innings)
Abdur Razzak’s impressive performances for Bangladesh cricket is a major reason why the team has gained recognition in recent years. He has been a part of several exciting performances for the national team and is the first cricketer from Bangladesh to score over 20 ODI wickets. He has earned legendary status with several great performances against Bermuda, India, Australia, and other cricket teams.
Mashrafe Mortaza (19 wickets in 24 innings)
Mashrafe Mortaza’s impressive wicket-taking record is one of the best among Bangladesh bowlers. The veteran cricketer is a top choice for smart fielding and scalping wickets from top opposition teams.
Rubel Hossain (14 wickets in 14 innings)
Many fans remember Rubel Hossain for knocking out England at the 2015 ICC World Cup. He is also one of very few Bangladeshi cricketers to pick wickets off strong teams at ICC tournaments.
Mohammad Saifuddin (17.4 runs average in 5 innings and 1.86 wicket average in 7 innings)
Mohammad Saifuddin is one of Bangladesh’s most exciting cricketers of all time and a top all-rounder. The Chittagong cricketer recorded an impressive eighty-seven runs in 5 innings and thirteen wickets in 7 innings at the ICC ODI World Cup.