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