Mushfiqur eclipses Mashrafe to play highest ODI for Tigers

DHAKA, Mushfiqur Rahim got past his captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza to play the highest number of oneday Internationals for Bangladesh after turning up for the third match against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday.

By playing in this match, Mushfiqur played his 216 ODIs for Bangladesh's

jersey. Mashrafe though played 217 ODIs after making his debut against

Zimbabwe in November 2001 and he also played two matches for Asia XI against

Africa XI.

Excluding those two matches, Mashrafe played 215 ODIs for Bangladesh's

jersey.

Mushfiqur made his ODI debut, five years after Mashrafe. He also played his

first match against Zimbabwe in August 2006.

Over the last 13 years, Mushfiqur established him one of the finest batsmen

in the country, scoring 6090 runs in 215 matches. Mashrafe however still

remains best Bangladeshi fast bowler by a mile even though he suffered a poor

form in recently concluded World Cup.

Mashrafe was ruled out of Bangladesh's team for the threematch series

against Sri Lanka due to his hamstring injury otherwise he would still remain

the player with highest number of ODI matches for Bangladesh.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)