Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan, two iconic cricketers are the part and parcel of current Bangladesh cricket team. They have conquered lots of milestone and put their name on the record book. Now, they are on the verge of another massive milestone. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ রেকর্ড বইয়ে নাম লেখানোর অপেক্ষায় মাশরাফি-সাকিব]
Mashrafe as well as Shakib are on the way to get the proudest moment of playing most of numbers of ODI matches for the country. It all the things are going well then, they might achieve it during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which is staged to go underway from June 1 in England.
Former ODI skipper of Bangladesh, Mohammad Ashraful is the current holder of playing most ODIs 177 for the Tigers. Mashrafe Mortaza is three matches behind to him. The Narail Express represents the Bangladesh by wearing Red and Green jersey in 174 ODIs, while Shakib is playing 172 ODIs.
By participating in the dead-rubber match of Tri-nation series against the Black-Caps, they will come one more step closer to the milestone.
In spite making ODI debut in 2001, Mashrafe Mortaza has played just 174 ODIs in his 16 years long career. Injury was the main culprit of it. On the contrary, Shakib participates in a total of 172 ODI matches in a quick time. Though Bangladesh ODI skipper has played less number of matches in the ratio of ODI career, he is well ahead of picking wickets than Shakib Al Hasan. While the current number all-rounder grabs 222 ODI wickets in his career, Mashrafe is ahead Shakib by 5 wickets.