Khaled Mashud

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Khaled Mashud
Personal information
Full name
Khaled Mashud
Born (1976-02-08) 8 February 1976 (age 46)
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
RoleWicket-keeper Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 6)10 November 2000 v India
Last Test25 June 2007 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 26)5 April 1995 v India
Last ODI5 December 2006 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
1997–2011Rajshahi Division
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 44 126 101 184
Runs scored 1,409 1,818 3,933 2,578
Batting average 19.04 21.90 24.89 20.46
100s/50s 1/3 0/7 3/18 0/10
Top score 103* 71* 201* 71*
Balls bowled 0 0 50 7
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 78/9 91/35 174/18 147/49
Source: Cricinfo, 21 November 2008

Khaled Mashud, popularly known as Khaled Mashud Pilot (Bengali: খালেদ মাসুদ; born 8 February 1976) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer and a captain in Tests and ODIs. A wicketkeeper and middle order batsman, he was a regular member of the national team between 1995 and 2007. Bangladeshi coach Dav Whatmore claimed Mashud as the "best wicketkeeper in Asia."[1] He contributed to Bangladesh's first ever ODI hat-trick by taking two catches off Shahadat Hossain's bowling. After the international retirement in 2008, he continued to play domestic cricket in Bangladesh as captain of the Rajshahi Division team. Mashud announced his retirement from domestic cricket after captaining his team to win the title in 2011.

Personal life[edit]

His father Shamsu was a prominent Bangladeshi footballer in the 1970s. A striker, he formed a partnership with Kazi Salahuddin and helped Abahani Krira Chakra win the Dhaka League title in 1977.[2]

Khaled Mashud has been selected as the new Bangladesh team manager for the upcoming away series against New Zealand.[3]

Early days[edit]

Mashud played for the Bangladesh U-19 side in 1993. Apart from his keeping duties. he also took the important responsibility of batting at No. 3. Within couple of years, he graduated to the national team and played against the touring England 'A' team in February 1995. His ODI debut came later in the year at Sharjah.

International career[edit]

In Test cricket[edit]

He made an impressive Test debut with the bat, scoring 32 and 21* in the historic match against India in November 2000.[4] But his most memorable moment in Test cricket came in the West Indies in May 2004. Despite taking a first innings lead of 64, Bangladesh ran into trouble, losing their first seven wickets for just 123 runs. Mashud then led a late order recovery to take the score to 271/9 (decl.). The declaration came just after Mashud completed his hundred (103*). He was given excellent support by Rafiq (29) and Tapash (26).[5] Behind the stumps, his 87 dismissals from 44 matches does not sound very impressive, but he was playing for a side which possessed very little venom in their bowling department.

One Day Internationals[edit]

Mashud was a vital member of the triumphant Bangladesh team in the 1997 ICC trophy. There, he topped the batting averages for his country, scoring 92 runs and getting out only once. He was MoM in the SF against Scotland after scoring 70 and sharing a 115 run partnership with Aminul Islam. In the final, he scored a quickfire 15* from just 7 deliveries to take Bangladesh home to a last ball victory. His innings included two massive hits for six. He also enjoyed a highly successful time behind the stumps with 12 catches and 11 stumpings.[6]

Mashud had little chance to show his mettle as a one-day batsman, as he almost inevitably came to bat with his team struggling. Still, he managed to get a top score of 71*, against the Australians in 2005.[7] With the Bangladesh spinners being more effective in limited-over games, Mashud had more chance to show his class. His 91 catches and 35 stumpings in ODI testify to that.

Mashud had a brief stint as captain of Bangladesh. But, he lost his captaincy in acrimonious circumstances following the 2003 World Cup in Africa. Bangladesh suffered defeats at the hands of Canada and Kenya amidst allegations of match fixing. Although the allegations were not proved Mashud was stripped of his captaincy duty. In February 2006, he was fined after being found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute during a match against Sri Lanka.[8]

His place in the side came under threat, however, with the emergence of Mushfiqur Rahim, combined with his own failure to score a half century in 24 Test innings. He was subsequently dropped from the Bangladesh squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and after a brief return against Sri Lanka did not feature, with Rahim and Dhiman Ghosh being preferred as wicketkeepers. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008.


  1. ^ "Khaled Mashud". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Pilot's father former footballer Shamshu no more – Sports –". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Mashud new Bangladesh manager for NZ series". Dhaka Tribune. 2 February 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh vs India Only Test 2000/01 – Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Full Scorecard of Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test 2004 – Score Report |". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  6. ^ "BanglaCricket". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008. Banglacricket 1997 ICC Trophy (Retrieved 2010-07-13)
  7. ^ [1] Cricinfo Scorecard: Natwest Series 9th match June 2005 (Retrieved 2010-07-12)
  8. ^ "2006: Penalties imposed on players for breaches of ICC Code of Conduct". International Cricket Council. Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2007.

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Preceded by Bangladesh national cricket captain
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bangladesh national cricket captain
Succeeded by