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ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2021

Highest three cricketers picked from Bangladesh

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 21 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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Highest three cricketers picked from Bangladesh

Three Bangladeshi cricketers – Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman were named in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2021 on Thursday.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhushmantha Chameera, Ireland’s Paul Stirling and Simi Singh and South Africa’s Janneman Malan and  Rassie van der Dussen were also picked in the Men’s ODI Team of 2021.

All-rounder Shakib continued to showcase his top class for Bangladesh in the 50-over format in 2021 as in nine matches, he managed to score 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with two half-centuries.

He also claimed 17 wickets at an average of 17.52.

His teammate Mushfiqur also continued to be a solid contributor to Bangladesh’s cause in the year as he aggregated 407 runs at an average of 58.14 with one century in nine matches.

Left-arm seamer Mustafizur had a fantastic year in ODI cricket as he claimed 18 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 21.55 with an economy rate of 5.03.

Bangladesh won eight out of their 12 ODI matches in 2021 and they are currently ranked second in the ICC World Cup Super League 2020-23.

“This is a great sign for Bangladesh cricket. I have had a feeling for many years that we are a very good side in ODI both at home and abroad. This is an acknowledgement of our doing well in ODI format,” Shakib said on Thursday.

Pakistan’s Babar was named the skipper of the team.