Speedster Rubel Hossain has completed 100 wickets in his ODI career during the first match of the Rocket tri-series against Zimbabwe in Mirpur. He is the third-fastest Bangladeshi to this milestone. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ মাশরাফির পর ওয়ানডেতে রুবেলের অন্যরকম সেঞ্চুরি]
Rubel required two wickets to complete his century with the ball. He was wicketless in his first four overs. However, he didn’t have to wait any longer. He bowled Peter Moor, who made 33, with a yorker on the third ball of thr 48th over. The next ball Tendai Chatara inside-edged a yorker outside the off-stump to give Rubel his 100th ODI wicket. He missed out on getting his second ODI hat-trick to Blessing Muzarabani.
Rubel is the fifth Bangladeshi bowler to take 100 wickets in ODIs. He has done it in 81 matches. Only Abdur Razzak (69 matches) and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (78) have done it quicker than him.
Mashrafe and Shakib Al Hasan are currently the leading bowlers in Bangladesh’s ODI history with over 200 wickets each. Razzak also has more than 200 wickets. Mohammad Rafique is just 19 wickets ahead of Rubel.
Most wickets for Bangladesh in ODIs:
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza- 232 wickets in 181 matches | Average 31.05 | Five-wicket hauls: 1 | Best 6/26
Shakib Al Hasan- 229 wickets in 181 matches | Average 29.75 | Five-wicket hauls: 1 | Best 5/47
Abdur Razzak- 207 wickets in 153 matches | Average 29.29 | Five-wicket hauls: 4 | Best 5/29
Mohammad Rafique- 119 wickets in 123 matches | Average 38.75 | Five-wicket hauls: 1 | Best 5/47
Rubel Hossain- 100 wickets in 81 matches | Average 34.71 | Five-wicket hauls: 1 | Best 6/26
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com