3 Bangladeshi players named in ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year
News Desk || risingbd.com
The ICC Team of the Year recognises 11 outstanding individuals who have impressed one and all – be it with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year.
Three Bangladeshi players—Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) and Mustafizur Rahman— have been included in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of the Year.
Eight other players included Paul Stirling (Ireland), Janneman Malan (South Africa), Babar Azam (c) (Pakistan), Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan), Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Simi Singh (Ireland), Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka).
These 11 players make the cut in the 50-over format of the game for men's cricket.
Let’s have a look at the three Bangladeshi players who have impressed one and all with the bat, the ball or their all-round exploits in a calendar year.
Shakib Al Hasan:
Another year, another Shakib Al Hasan masterclass. The veteran all-rounder continued to showcase his class for Bangladesh in the 50-over format in 2021. In nine matches, he managed to score 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with two half-centuries. He also scalped up 17 wickets at an average of 17.52. He was in full flight in his return to international cricket in the series against West Indies at home, where he was adjudged the Player of the Series for his efforts.
Mushfiqur too continued to be a solid contributor to Bangladesh’s cause in the year 2021. Playing 9 matches, he aggregated 407 runs at an average of 58.14 with one century. Typically busy at the crease, Mushfiqur ran hard to accumulate his runs while playing some glorious shots in between.
The Bangladesh left-arm seamer again ruled the roost in ODI cricket in 2021 with his clever variations and change of pace. Lethal up front and at the death, he scalped 18 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 21.55. He also proved tough for the batters to get away as proven by his economy of 5.03.