Bangladesh ODI Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in action against West Indies in Mirpur Sunday Md Manik
Mashrafe, the 35-year paceman is the highest wicket taker in ODIs for Bangladesh picking 251 wickets, seven more than Shakib al Hasan before the start of the match.
Bangladesh’s one-day international Captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza became the first Bangladeshi to play 200 ODI when he appeared for Tigers in the first ODI of the three-match series against West Indies at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
Mashrafe, who made his ODI debut back in November 23 in Chittagong against Zimbabwe at the age 18, is playing his 198th ODI for Bangladesh and he also featured in Asia Xi for two recognized ODIs.
Mashrafe’s two other colleagues Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan, who are also playing the match, are also waiting to reach the milestone as they have played 196 and 193 ODIs respectively.
Tamim Iqbal, who returned in ODI through this match, is playing his 184th ODI.
Mashrafe, the 35-year paceman is also the highest wicket taker in ODIs for Bangladesh picking 251 wickets, seven more than Shakib al Hasan before the start of the match.
He is also in the verge of another record as he is captaining the side for 68th time, just one short of Habibul Bashar’s 69.
If the charismatic skipper can lead the remaining two matches of the series he will create a new record of leading Bangladesh cricket team for maximum number of times in ODIs.
Source: Dhaka Tribune