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Mustafizur Rahman

Mustafizur Rahman

Age 28BangladeshBANGLADESH
Left-arm fast medium Bowler
Mustafizur Rahman is not your quintessential pace bowler but has all the variations in his armoury to succeed in international cricket. His exploits in a U-17 tournament got him to Dhaka in 2012, to attend a fast-bowling camp, which gave him an entry to the BCB's pace foundation. He made an impression there and was soon part of the Bangladesh squad for the 2014 U-19 World Cup.

Then the doors started opening for Rahman after he returned from the U-19 World Cup with eight wickets. The left-arm pacer made his first-class debut for Khulna in the 2013-14 season. He was picked for Bangladesh A's tour of West Indies, and that exposure did a world of good for Rahman. He doesn't have the built to bowl fast but lacks no heart, so worked on his skills and variations in the run up to the 2014-15 first-class season. In that season, Rahman picked 26 wickets at an average of 19.08.

It so happened that during a nets session in Mirpur, Mashrafe Mortaza spotted Rahman's talent, and soon enough he was picked for the one-off T20I against Pakistan. Then followed the India ODI series in mid 2025, where he entered the record books by becoming the second bowler after Brian Vitori to take five-fors in his first two ODIs. Rahman's performance proved pivotal in handing Bangladesh their first-ever ODI series victory over India.

In the following bilateral series against South Africa, Rahman made his Test debut in Chattogram, there too he had good returns including the debut BPL season. The major boost he received was in the IPL, when he was picked for the 2016 edition by Sunrisers Hyderabad, and played a crucial part in the team's title win that year. The same year he signed a contract with Sussex for limited-overs cricket. He made a mark in the 2016 T20 World Cup where he was among wickets and in a match against New Zealand took a five-wicket haul.

In Sunrisers' successful campaign in the 2016 IPL, Rahman picked 16 wickets in 17 matches to be named the Emerging Player of the Tournament. Rahman faced a prolonged absence from cricket due to a shoulder injury sustained while playing for Sussex, causing him to miss matches against England. Despite being part of the Bangladesh team for tours, he was sidelined due to fitness concerns. However, he made a significant contribution during Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2017, where he played a key role in leveling the Test, ODI and T20I series. In the IPL, he had a brief stint with SRH in 2017 before joining the tri-series in Ireland, where he excelled as the top Bangladeshi bowler.

His performance in the 2017 Champions Trophy and subsequent matches was not as impactful, including a quiet home series against Australia and a disappointing tour of South Africa. However, he regained form and was instrumental in Bangladesh's campaign in the 2019 ODI World Cup, finishing as the team’s leading wicket-taker. Despite some setbacks, he continued to shine in the IPL, moving from Sunrisers to Mumbai Indians in 2018, missing a season due to injury, then joining Rajasthan Royals in 2021, and switching to Delhi Capitals in 2022 before Chennai Super Kings signed him up for the 2024 season.

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254ODIN/ATEST979T20
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Debut
Bangladesh vs India on Jun 18, 2015
Last
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka on Mar 18, 2024
Debut
Bangladesh vs South Africa on Jul 21, 2015
Last
Bangladesh vs West Indies on Jun 16, 2022
Debut
Bangladesh vs Pakistan on Apr 24, 2015
Last
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe on May 12, 2024
Debut
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Apr 12, 2016
Last
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings on May 01, 2024

Mustafizur Rahman Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
104160007.6151.77
Highest Runs20
Balls Faced35
On DateOct 28, 23
AgainstNetherlandsNED

Mustafizur Rahman Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
104833.516426.2630.505.16
Wickets Taken6
Runs43
On DateJun 21, 15
AgainstIndiaIND

Mustafizur Rahman Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1602
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mustafizur Rahman Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
1566004.4040.74
Highest Runs16
Balls Faced22
On DateMar 08, 19
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Mustafizur Rahman Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
15357.33136.7469.193.18
Wickets Taken4
Runs37
On DateJul 21, 15
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Mustafizur Rahman Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
101
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mustafizur Rahman Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
9381005.0679.41
Highest Runs15
Balls Faced7
On DateSep 15, 19
AgainstAfghanistanAFG

Mustafizur Rahman Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
93330.411022.7818.037.57
Wickets Taken5
Runs22
On DateMar 26, 16
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Mustafizur Rahman Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2100
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Mustafizur Rahman Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
57130013.0056.52
Highest Runs8
Balls Faced7
On DateOct 05, 21
AgainstMumbai IndiansMI

Mustafizur Rahman Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
57216.26128.8821.278.14
Wickets Taken4
Runs29
On DateMar 22, 24
AgainstRoyal Challengers BengaluruRCB

Mustafizur Rahman Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
701
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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