Bangladesh’s cricket captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, has been a steadfast presence in Bangladesh’s pace attack since 2001. He marked his debut in both Test and one-day international cricket against Zimbabwe in November 2001. Right from the start, Mashrafe displayed his remarkable talent, exemplified by a four-wicket haul in his inaugural five-day outing.
Mashrafe was a part of Bangladesh’s squad for the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he played two matches. However, it was in the 2007 tournament that Mashrafe truly left his indelible mark. Throughout the competition, he featured in nine matches, delivering a stellar performance with a man-of-the-match effort against India, where he took 4-38.
Regarded as the finest fast bowler produced by Bangladesh, Mashrafe remains dedicated to maintaining his fitness and form for Bangladesh’s 2015 World Cup campaign.