Mashrafe Mortaza Biography

Full name

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

Birth date

October 5, 1983

Birth place

Norail, Jessore, Bangladesh


6 feet 3 inches

Batting style


Bowling style
Right-arm fast-medium

Sumona Haque Shumi


Zodiac sign

Mini Video Biography of Mashrafe Mortaza

Mortaza is the best fast-medium bowler in Bangladesh. He is a player who has come from the root level of the 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. 

Mashrafe Mortaza Career:
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.

Mashrafe Mortaza is the captain of Comilla Victorians and won the first trophy for the team in the BPL in 2015. He is also chosen as the captain of the team for season 2016.

Fan Mehedi Hasan
Crazy fan Mehedi
A fan named Mehedi Hasan entered into the field during the 3rd ODI running match against Afghanistan on October 1, 2016, in Mirpur. He hugs the favorite player Mashrafe Mortaza during the running match that was a stunning fact to viewers of the game. Mashrafe requested the security not give him any punishment. It was huge security concern prior to the England series where they afraid to come in the Bangladesh. Then the fan sends to Mirpur Model Thana, after two days Mehedi with three friends released by a condition.

Major teams:
Bangladesh, Asia XI, Khulna Division, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Dhaka Gladiators.

Injury moment in fild
Mashrafe Mortaza was perhaps the best-ever pace bowler Bangladesh had produced till the advent of the young pacers like Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed. When he first came onto the scene, he was a genuine quick bowler, but a number of injuries have hampered his career, and turned him into a medium-pacer with the ability to move the ball both ways. He is still best in the business in Bangladesh, which says a lot about the amount of talent he possesses.

As a young bowler Mortaza was trained at the MRF Pace Foundation under Dennis Lillee. He first came into the limelight in 2004 when his economical spell of
Mash with SON
two for 36 in 10 overs helped Bangladesh beat India for the first time in ODIs. Unarguably his most famous performance came when humiliated India in the ICC World Cup 2007 with a famous spell of four for 36, which scripted a a famous victory. Mortaza is also one of the few Bangladeshi cricketers apart from Abdur Razzak, Tamim Iqbal, and Shakib-Al-Hasan to play the lucrative IPL.

Mortaza was selected as the captain of Bangladesh during the tour of West Indies in 2009. He got injured just before starting his captaincy career, and eventually the role went to Shakib, as the visitors defeated a depleted West Indies side. That victorious campaign made Shakib the full-time leader of the team.
However, Mortaza was again handed over the captaincy duties in 2014, just before the home series against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh finished a clinical clean-sweep of that series, and ultimately Mortaza was given the responsibility to lead Bangladesh in the ICC 2015 World Cup in Down Under. He did a commendable job, leading Bangladesh to the quarter-final. He then proceeded to lead Bangladesh to maiden ODI series wins against Pakistan and India.

Test DebutBangladesh v Zimbabwe at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, November 8, 2001 Last TestWest Indies v Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Playing Field, Kingstown, July 9, 2009
ODI DebutBangladesh v Zimbabwe at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, November 23, 2001 Last ODIBangladesh v Afghanistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, October 1, 2016

T20 DebutBangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna, November 28, 2006 Last T20Bangladesh v New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, March 26, 2016
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