Mashrafe Mortaza Biography/InFo Full name: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza Birth date: October 5, 1983,. Birth place: Norail, Jessore, Bangladesh Height: 6 feet 3 inches. Batting style: Right-hande"/>
Full name: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Birth date: October 5, 1983,.
Birth place: Norail, Jessore, Bangladesh
Height: 6 feet 3 inches.
Batting style: Right-handed.
Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium.
Spouse: Sumona Haque Shumi.
Zodiac sign: Libra.
Mortaza is the best fast-medium bowler in Bangladesh. He is a player who have come from root level of countryside by selecting of Grameen phone. He emerged as a most successful pace blower in Bangladesh although he is the most sufferer player from injury in Bangladesh Team.
Mortaza made his debut in ODI cricket on 23 November 2001 and Test cricket on 8 November 2001 against Zimbabwe. He was captain in one Test and seven One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2009 and 2010, later he was bound to leave captaincy for injury. In his absence Shakib Al Hasan became the captain of Bangladesh team…
Undoubtedly, he is the best pace bowler in the country and for his magnificent performance he is called ‘’Narail Express’’. Very often he tremendously played well in batting in the international cricket for this reason he is also called All-rounder. He is regarded as the most popular player in the country. He showed his brilliant performance as a captain of the Dhaka Gladiators in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League). He is the winning captain of BPL for the first and second competition. Still now, he is the key player of Bangladesh Cricket Team, he is the person, who’s captaincy is praised around the cricket world and his leading happily followed by the other players…
Mortaza was born in the district of Narail in south-west Bangladesh. Although he enjoyed playing sports such asfootball and badminton from a young age—sometimes going swimming in the nearby River Chitra instead of doing school work—In between playing cricket, Mortaza got himself admitted into Department of Philosophy at the Jahangirnagar University in 2003-04 session for his bachelor degree. Mortaza was more interested in cricket as a youth, especially batting. In spite of this, his bowling is now his main attribute and his pace has gained him the nickname of the “Narail Express”
Mortaza has been described as an open and animated character who enjoys motorcycling. He used to travel from a local bridge onto the tops of passing goods barges. He is very popular in his home town, leading to him being dubbed their “Prince of Hearts”. At Govt. Victoria College, Narail, Mortaza met Sumona Haque Shumi, whom he married in 2006. He has a daughter now. His daughter’s name is Humaira Mortaza. He also becomes a father of a son at 5th October,2014 named Sahil..
Mortaza returned from his career threatening injury and, after impressing in Bangladesh domestic cricket, he was selected in the 13-man squad to face India in a home two-Test series during December 2004. He announced his return to Test cricket in the first Test at Dhaka by dismissing Rahul Dravid. He bowled consistently in the series and nearly dismissed Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, but catches were dropped. Cricinfo noted that in the second Test he “toiled manfully again with wretched back-up”.Mortaza finished the series with five wickets at an average of 37.00, although Bangladesh lost 2–0. In the following ODI series, Mortaza played an instrumental role in Bangladesh’s 16 run defeat of India in the second ODI on 26 December 2004. He was awarded the man of the match for his all-round performance—taking two wickets, two catches and scoring 31 not out. The match was Bangladesh’s 100th ODI and Mortaza’s first one day cricket in 15 months. Bangladesh went on to lose the series 2–1.
In January 2005 Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh, playing two Tests and five ODIs. Bangladesh won the Test series one Test to nil, their first series victory in Test cricket. In addition, Bangladesh’s victory in the first Test at the MA Aziz Stadium was their first Test win. In the final innings of the first match, Mortaza took the ninth wicket and with victory imminent he struggled to bowl the next ball and had to wipe away tears and regain his composure before starting his run up. Despite a sore back in the second Test, Mortaza continued to bowl. In the two Tests, Mortaza scored 93 runs at an average of 31.00 and took nine wickets at an average of 24.88. In a close ODI series, Bangladesh won 3–2 after being 2–0 down, Mortaza played in four matches and took four wickets at an average of 40.00
Playing for Khulna Division against Sylhet Division in March 2005, Mortaza scored his maiden first-class century. Batting at number four in his team’s second innings, Mortaza scored 132 not out from 140 balls; the innings far surpassing his previous best first-class score of 70, and was named man of the match.
Mortaza enhanced his reputation on Bangladesh’s inaugural tour of England, BAngladesh was the team’s leading bowler, although his team lost the two-match Test series 2–0. He was by far the most economical of the Bangladeshi bowlers, conceding on average nearly half a run less per over than the next best bowler. Mortaza finished the series with four wickets at 49.50 and was the team’s leading wicket taker. He consistently troubled the English batsmen, repeatedly beating the bat. A ODI tri-series followed in which Bangladesh recorded their maiden win against Australia. Mortaza’s bowling was important in Bangladesh’s huge upset against Australia in Cardiff, removing Adam Gilchrist for a duck and conceding 33 runs from 10 overs as Bangladesh won by five wickets. At the end of the tour, Mortaza was described as “Bangladesh’s solitary cutting edge”, underlining how important his bowling is to the team.
Mortaza was selected as a reserve player for the Asian squad in the inaugural Afro-Asia Cup. He was later drafted into the full squad as a replacement for the unavailable Rana Naved-ul-Hasan. With batsman Mohammad Ashraful, he was one of two Bangladeshi players in the 15-man squad. Sultan Rana, the Asia team manager, described Mortaza as “a very promising prospect, a terrific asset to the Bangladesh team” He played two of the three ODIs where he took Shaun Pollock’s wicket in the first one.
In early 2009, Ashraful’s position as captain came under scrutiny and the BCB considered possible replacements. Mortaza, wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan were identified as potential successors, but the board decided to let Ashraful remain as captain. Mortaza was also reconfirmed as vice-captain. Following Bangladesh’s early exit from the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, as a result of their defeat by Ireland, Mohammad Ashfraful’s leadership was criticised, but stated that he wished to remain captain. In June 2009, the BCB relieved Ashraful of the captaincy so that he could focus on his batting and Mortaza was appointed captain for the tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe. Shakib Al Hasan replaced Mortaza as vice-captain..
In July 2009, Bangladesh toured the West Indies. Mortaza’s captaincy was off to a winning start in his first Test in charge when Bangladesh beat the West Indies. However, he injured his knee and was unable to take to the field on the final day, leaving Shakib Al Hasan to assume the captaincy and lead the team to a historic win; it was their first against the West Indies, their first overseas Test victory, and only their second Test win This was achieved against a very inexperienced West Indies side as a result of a dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players’ Association over pay. The first XI had made themselves unavailable for selection and a new squad had to be chosen. Seven West Indies players made their Test debut in the match and the side was captained by Floyd Reifer who had played the last of his four Tests ten years earlier.
Mortaza’s injury prevented him from taking part in the remainder of the tour and his replacement, Shakib Al Hasan, led Bangladesh to a 2–0 and 3–0 victories in the Test and ODI series respectively. The West Indies’ dispute remained unsolved for the rest of Bangladesh’s tour and the West Indies continued to field an inexperienced side. The knee injury also ruled Mortaza out of playing on the tour of Zimbabwe in August.In early August, Mortaza travelled to Australia to undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees; the expected recovery time from the operation was six weeks. Although Mortaza was reinstated as Bangladesh’s captain for the team’s home ODI series against Zimbabwe in October 2009, he did not play in the series. His injury persisted, and he did not play competitive cricket from his injury in July 2009 until February 2010….
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