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Mehidy Hasan Miraz
মেহেদী হাসান মিরাজ (cropped).jpg
Mehedi Hasan Miraz on Bangladesh Cricket Board Iftar program, 2018
Personal information
Full nameMehedi Hasan Miraz
Born (1997-10-25) 25 October 1997 (age 21)
Khulna, Bangladesh
NicknameMiraz
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleBowling All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 80)20 October 2016 v England
Last Test28 February 2019 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 123)25 March 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI5 July 2019 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 57)6 April 2017 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I22 December 2018 v West Indies
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2014–presentKalabagan
2015–presentKhulna Division
2016–presentRajshahi Kings
2017–presentTrinbago Knight Riders
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 19 33 13 32
Runs scored 554 321 94 1,093
Batting average 18.46 18.88 10.44 25.41
100s/50s 0/2 0/1 0/0 0/7
Top score 68* 51 19* 80
Balls bowled 4,903 1,681 216 7,633
Wickets 86 34 4 137
Bowling average 31.95 37.85 82.50 27.91
5 wickets in innings 7 0 0 11
10 wickets in match 2 0 0 4
Best bowling 7/58 4/29 2/31 7/24
Catches/stumpings 17/– 8/– 7/– 27/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 5 July 2019

Mehidy Hasan Miraz (born 25 October 1997) is an international Bangladeshi cricketer, who plays Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Bangladesh.[1][2] An all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. In November 2018, against the West Indies, he took the best match figures for a Bangladesh bowler in a Test match.

Early and personal life[edit]

Miraz was born in Khulna[3] and grew up in Khalishpur of Khulna city[4] and started playing cricket when he was 8.[5] He went to Kashipur Cricket Academy from where he was first selected for the under 14 National Cricket Tournament.[5]

On 15 March 2019, along with several members of the Bangladesh test team, he was moments from entering the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand when a terrorist attack began. All members of the team were "deeply affected".[6] Miraz decided to get married to his long-time fiancee Rabeya Akhter Priti on 21 March 2019 in order to overcome the shock of the "terror attack".[7][8][9]

2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup[edit]

In December 2015 he was named as the captain of Bangladesh's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[10] Miraz managed to take his team into semifinal but lost to West Indies. In 3rd place play-off, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets.[11] Mehidy Hasan Miraz is named Player of the Tournament for his all round performance.[12] He scored 242 runs[13] and took 12 wickets[14] in 6 matches.

Domestic career[edit]

Miraz made his first-class debut against Rajshahi Division cricket team on 16 February 2015. On his debutante matches he made 51 run (he batted only first innings) and took 4 wickets.[15] He made his Twenty20 (T20) debut on 9 November 2016 playing for Rajshahi Kings in the 2016–17 Bangladesh Premier League.[16]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Rajshahi Kings team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[17]

International career[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Mehidy had a dream debut series as a Test player. After the remarkable 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup there was never any doubt in the team management's mind that they had found themselves an exceptional talent - in fact, in an echo of Australia's unveiling of Shane Warne on the 1993 Ashes tour. He was expected to debut a month ago for Afghanistan ODIs but was deliberately omitted to keep him as a secret from England.[18]

On 20 October 2016, Mehidy made his Test debut against England. Even though he is an off break bowler, he opened the bowling in his maiden Test innings.[19] Ben Duckett, another debutant in the same Test match, became Mehidy's first Test wicket. In the same match he also became the seventh and youngest Bangladesh player to take a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test.[20] In his 2nd Test match he became the sixth bowler to take three five-for in his first two Tests and took 19 wickets in the Test series and became the 9th player overall and 1st from Bangladesh to win the man-of-the-series award in debut Test series.[21][22][23]

Even though he had a horrible series as a batsman scored only 5 runs in 4 innings at an average of 1.25, Mushfiqur Rahim lauded the performances of the 19-year-old, and insisted Mehidy still has much more to offer. He said " Mehidyi is a good batsman also. He didn't show that now, but hopefully in future he will be a great all-rounder for Bangladesh".[24][25] For his sensational debut series against England a new house from Bangladesh's prime minister was gifted to him.[26]

In November 2018, in the second Test against the West Indies, Hasan took the best match figures by a Bangladesh bowler in Tests, finishing with twelve wickets for 117 runs.[27]

One Day International cricket[edit]

In December 2016 he was named in Bangladesh's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against New Zealand, although he did not play.[28] In March 2017, he was added to Bangladesh's ODI squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[29] He made his ODI debut in the first match of the series on 25 March 2017 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. He took his maiden ODI wicket by dismissing Kusal Mendis for 4 runs. By the end of the match, he had picked up 2 wickets for just 43 runs in his quota of 10 overs – his second wicket being Dinesh Chandimal. He surprised everyone with his magnificent bowling. Many said, "He didn't look like a bowler bowling in his first match." [30] He picked 4-29 in 3rd odi vs West Indies in 2018 and helped Bangladesh win series 2-1.

In April 2019, he was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[31][32]

Twenty20 International cricket[edit]

In April 2017, he was named in Bangladesh's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[33] He made his T20I debut for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka on 6 April 2017.[34]

In April 2018, he was one of ten cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of the 2018 season.[35]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Mehidy Hasan Profile - ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats". Cricbuzz.
  4. ^ "PM orders building of house for Miraz". Daily Sun. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "নতুন ক্রিকেট তারকা: কে এই মেহেদী হাসান মিরাজ?". BBC Bangla. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Cricketers escape NZ mosque shooting". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Bangla cricketer Mehidy Hasan ties the knot after surviving New Zealand terror attacks". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  8. ^ "মিরাজের প্রেম-বিয়ে...এ যেন সিনেমা!". Prothom Alo. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh cricketers marry after surviving New Zealand mosque shooting". Channel NewsAsia. AFP. 22 March 2019.
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  11. ^ "Bangladesh ace tense chase to secure third place". ESPNCricinfo. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  12. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, Final: India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s at Dhaka, Feb 14, 2016". ESPNCricinfo. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Most runs". ESPNCricinfo. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Most wickets". ESPNCricinfo. Archived from the original on 11 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  15. ^ "National Cricket League - Rajshahi Division v Khulna Division". 16 February 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  16. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 3rd Match: Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings at Dhaka, Nov 9, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
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  19. ^ "England tour of Bangladesh, 1st Test: Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 20 ,2016". Retrieved 20 October 2016.
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  21. ^ "England's collapse and Mehedi's record series debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  22. ^ "Man of the Series on debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Mehedi Hasan, Shakib script historic Bangladesh win".
  24. ^ "Mushfiqur Rahim: 'More to come from match-winner Mehedi'". Sportstarlive. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
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  27. ^ "3rd Test: Mehidy Hasan's record 12 spin Bangladesh to biggest win over West Indies". Cricket Country. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  28. ^ "Mustafizur returns to Bangladesh ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  29. ^ "Mehedi Hasan added to Bangladesh ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  30. ^ "Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
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