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Mashrafe Mortaza Mashrafe Mortaza Height: 6 Feet DOB: October 5, 1983

The 'Naral Express' has been Bangladesh's biggest match winners, but injuries has also played a major role in his illustrious career. The pacer made an instant impact on his Test debut back in 2001-02 against Zimbabwe. Injuries ruled him out plenty of times but he came back and broke Aftab Ahmed's national record, taking 6/26 in an ODI against Kenya. In 2006, he took 49 ODI wickets, the most in a calender year. His seam movement is the most feared by any batsman, which earned him a lucrative contract in the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2009, but has only played one match so far. He missed the 2011 World Cup due to a tear in his knee ligament. He has faced many highs and lows in life. He also led Bangladesh to the finals of the 2018 Asia Cup, but lost to India in a thriller. Mortaza will reach 200 ODIs soon.

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Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza recovers from COVID-19

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza recovers from COVID-19

Cricket | Jul 15, 2020, 10:03 AM IST

Two other Bangladeshi cricketers -- Nafees Iqbal and Nazmul Islam -- have also recovered from the virus after undergoing treatment at home.

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Mashrafe Mortaza tests COVID-19 positive yet again, to be retested on July 8

Cricket | Jul 04, 2020, 05:37 PM IST

BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed the news of Mortaza testing positive for the second time, on Saturday, while assuring that there was no need for panic. 

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After Mashrafe Mortaza and Nafees Iqbal, Nazmul Islam also tests positive for COVID-19

Cricket | Jun 20, 2020, 10:55 PM IST

Islam, who was involved in distributing food and other supplies in his hometown Narayanganj -- one of the worst-hit areas in Bangladesh -- tested positive for COVID-19

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Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

Cricket | Jun 20, 2020, 04:20 PM IST

Mashrafe's younger brother Morsalin bin Mortaza confirmed the development saying that the cricketer is presently under home-quarantine.

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'I expect some respect': Mashrafe Mortaza 'hurt' with BCB's attempts to rush his retirement

Cricket | Jun 05, 2020, 06:41 PM IST

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said that BCB tried to 'rush his farewell'.

Bowling coach Gibson feels now could be the time for Mashrafe Mortaza to move on

Bowling coach Gibson feels now could be the time for Mashrafe Mortaza to move on

Cricket | May 18, 2020, 02:55 PM IST

Gibson, who joined Bangladesh in January this year, said that head coach Russell Domingo has to look at several younger bowlers to build a team in the next three years.

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'Whenever team needs runs, he comes forward': Mortaza likens Bangladesh player to VVS Laxman

Cricket | May 05, 2020, 02:12 PM IST

Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza compared one of the side's cricketers to VVS Laxman during a live chat with Tamim Iqbal.

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Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan axed from Bangladesh's central contract list

Cricket | Mar 09, 2020, 10:09 AM IST

BCB finalized a list of 16 players to be included in the national payroll, but only seven of them were offered a contract for both red and white ball cricket.

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Tamim Iqbal replaces Mashrafe Mortaza as Bangladesh ODI captain

Cricket | Mar 08, 2020, 10:34 PM IST

Mashrafe stepped down as ODI captain this week after the third and final ODI of a three-match series against Zimbabwe.

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Mashrafe Mortaza to step down as Bangladesh captain after Zimbabwe ODIs

Cricket | Mar 05, 2020, 05:42 PM IST

Mashrafe Mortaza's announcement comes after BCB president Nazmul Hassan earlier said that they would look for a new captain after this series.

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'Why will I be ashamed? Am I a thief?': Mashrafe Mortaza loses cool during press conference

Cricket | Feb 29, 2020, 09:25 PM IST

Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza lost his cool after he was asked whether he felt ashamed of his performances in the 2019 World Cup.

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Mashrafe Mortaza opts out of Bangladesh contract, fuels speculations on future

Cricket | Jan 14, 2020, 11:46 AM IST

Bangladesh's ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has opted out of the national team's central contract.

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Shakib Al Hasan blames captain Mashrafe Mortaza for poor World Cup campaign

Cricket | Aug 31, 2019, 04:06 PM IST

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who enjoyed a stellar World Cup individually, said that Mashrafe Mortaza's poor form played a huge role in the side's failure in the tournament.

Mortaza ruled out of ODI series against Sri Lanka, Tamim to lead Bangladesh

Mortaza ruled out of ODI series against Sri Lanka, Tamim to lead Bangladesh

Cricket | Jul 20, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

The pacer picked up a hamstring injury while training, which was later revealed as a grade 1 tear, which has ruled him out of action for at least four weeks.

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Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for Sri Lanka tour; Shakib, Liton rested

Cricket | Jul 16, 2019, 06:46 PM IST

Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the latter's backyard in three ODIs, which will be played on July 26, July 28 and July 31 at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.

2019 World Cup: Our players shouldn't be swayed by hype over India game, says Mashrafe Mortaza

2019 World Cup: Our players shouldn't be swayed by hype over India game, says Mashrafe Mortaza

Cricket | Jul 01, 2019, 08:55 PM IST

Mashrafe played a big role in Bangladesh's only win over India in the 2007 World Cup at Port of Spain, where he was adjudged Man of the Match.

2019 World Cup

2019 World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza hopes Mahmudullah will play against India on July 2

Cricket | Jun 26, 2019, 05:03 PM IST

Mahmudullah suffered a calf injury while batting against Afghanistan and was taken to hospital for scans which indicated that he had sustained a grade one tear.

2019 World Cup

2019 World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza lauds Shakib Al Hasan after another five-star performance

Cricket | Jun 25, 2019, 09:53 AM IST

Shakib Al Hasan first scored 51 off 69 balls and then went on to take five wickets for 29 in his 10 overs against Afghanistan to help Bangladesh win by 62 runs.

2019 World Cup, BAN vs NZ: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza defends Mushfiqur Rahim's run-out err

2019 World Cup, BAN vs NZ: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza defends Mushfiqur Rahim's run-out error

Cricket | Jun 06, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

The incident happened in the 12th over when Mushfiqur dislodged the bails with his elbow while trying to run out New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who went on to share a crucial 105-run stand for the third wicket with Ross Taylor.

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2019 World Cup: Our win against South Africa not an 'upset', says Mashrafe Mortaza

Cricket | Jun 03, 2019, 03:41 PM IST

The Bangladesh captain has said that the side performed better than South Africa, and that the players will let their cricket do the talking.

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