Bangladesh as a nation is very passionate about its cricket and, in recent years, its national cricket team has achieved great success and made progress on the international stage as well. The Bangladesh team is coming up with some incredible talent who are bound to take Bangladesh cricket to new and greater heights. One of the strongholds of the Bangladesh team is the shorter formats, and they have defeated some great teams in some crucial matches. Today, we take a look at the top 10 Bangladeshi cricketers with the most matches in Twenty-20 (T20) internationals and their personal achievements.
Mahmudullah, a former Bangladesh captain and a right-handed middle order batter, is the first to feature on the list. Mahmudullah is also a part-time right-arm off-spinner. Having made his T20 international debut in 2007, Mahmudullah has so far featured in 121 matches, scoring 2122 runs at an average of 23.57.
2. Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim, a right-handed wicketkeeper batter and a Bangladesh cricket veteran, is next on the list. Since 2006, Rahim has been an integral and important figure in the Bangladeshi team. So far, he has played in 102 T20Is for Bangladesh, scoring 1500 runs and having 72 dismissals to his name.
3. Shakib Al Hasan
Next on the list is one of Bangladesh’s most loved and celebrated cricketers, Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib plays as a left-handed batter and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He started representing Bangladesh in T20Is in 2006 and since then has played in 101 matches. In 100 innings, he has scored 2045 runs at an average of 22.97 and picked up 122 wickets at an average of 20.14.
4. Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal, an attacking, dynamic, and stroke-making opening batter from Chittagong, is number four on our list. He played his first T20 international in 2007 against Kenya in Nairobi. Until 2020, he featured in 74 T20Is for Bangladesh and scored 1701 runs, with seven fifties and a century to his name.
5. Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh’s most experienced and lethal fast bowler at present, is next to feature on the list. Rahman began his T20 international career in 2015 when he played his first game against Pakistan at Mirpur. Since 2015, he has played in 71 T20Is and has picked up 92 wickets at an impressive average of 21.06.
6. Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar, a blistering and stylish left-handed middle-order batter who bowls part-time right-arm medium fast, is next on the list. In 2015, Sarkar first played for Bangladesh in T20 internationals and until 2021, he featured in 66 matches. He scored 1136 runs in 66 innings at an average of 18.03.
7. Liton Das
Liton Das plays as a right-handed wicketkeeper batter and is one of Bangladesh’s premier batters at present. Das started his T20I career in 2015 against South Africa at Mirpur and since then has played in 54 matches. He has scored 1081 runs in 53 innings at an average of 20.78 with six fifties to his name.
8. Mashrafe Mortaza
Next, we have Bangladesh’s most successful captain and leader, Mashrafe Mortaza. Mortaza was a right-arm fast medium bowler and a lower-order batter capable of hitting some big blows. From 2006 to 2017, he played in 54 matches and picked up 42 wickets at an average of 36.35, with the best bowling figures of 4 for 19.
9. Afif Hossain
Afif Hossain, one of Bangladesh’s most promising cricketers at present, comes next on the list. Afif plays as a left-handed batter and bowls right-arm off break. Since 2018, he has played in 49 matches, scoring 749 runs at an average of 19.71 and has picked up eight wickets with his part-time bowling.
10. Sabbir Rahman
At number ten, we have Sabbir Rahman, a right-handed middle-order batter from Rajshai. In 2014, Sabbir made his T20 international debut against Sri Lanka at Chattogram. Until now, he has played in 45 matches and has scored 951 runs at an average of 24.38 with four fifties to his name.