Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bangladesh are concerned about the availability of Tamim Iqbal and Mehidy Hasan Miraz ahead of the first ODI against Ireland on March 18 in Sylhet. Mehidy suffered a blow to his eye during a practice session on Friday morning while playing football. However, a quick CT scan revealed that the all-rounder has no problem. Tigers captain Tamim is suffering from a fever and cold, and his participation in the first ODI is uncertain. Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha said Tamim may have a viral infection, and a final decision regarding his availability is yet to be made. Also Read: Zakir ruled out of Ireland ODI series due to injury The southpaw did not participate in the practice session on Friday and batted for a long time in the nets. Earlier, Zakir Hasan was ruled out of the squad due to a thumb injury. He sustained the blow during a practice session on Thursday at Sylhet International Stadium. The second and final ODI will also be played at the same venue on March 20 and 23, respectively. After the ODI series, both teams will play a three-match T20I series in Chattogram, followed by a Test in Dhaka, which will mark Ireland's first Test in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has introduced an online system for selling tickets for the ODI series. Fans will need to register first on the BCB's online platform to buy tickets using their NID and a valid phone number. Tickets can also be bought in person from designated booths in Sylhet.
Bangladesh's wicket-keeper batter Liton Das has expressed optimism regarding their chances of coming away with a win in the ongoing Dhaka Test against India. At the close of day three, India slumped to 45-4 in pursuit of 145 runs. In the last session of the day, the tourists had lost four wickets, thanks to Mehidy Hasan Miraz's three-wicket haul. "A win is absolutely possible," Liton said in the post-day press conference Saturday. "We need to take early wickets tomorrow. If we can take early wickets, it will be difficult for them to win the match, no matter how small the target is." Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were dismissed before the end of the day's play. However, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are yet to bat. Read more: Dhaka Test: India pursuing 145 as Mehidy bags 3 wickets "They have some batters who can give us a tough time, but they are the side who will be under more pressure," Liton said. Bangladesh batted first in this match and scored 227 runs; Mominul Haque scored 84. India responded with a better performance. Pant and Iyer did well to help their team earn a first-innings lead of 87 runs with a score of 314. Read more: Dhaka Test: Bangladesh set a target of 145 for India Bangladesh put up a fight in the second innings. Zakir Hasan hit a half-century to help his team score 231.
When Miraz does something wonderful, the word ‘Miracle’ comes into the newspaper heading. Maybe because it matches the name. As the name is Mehidy Hasan Miraz, ‘Miraz Miracle’ means that this cricketer of the Bangladesh team has done something surprising with the ball or the bat. But whether the word ‘miracle’ is used or not, in 2022, the ‘wonder boy’ Miraz is giving birth to one wonder after another. The latest of which was seen yesterday (December 07, 2022) in the second ODI against India in Mirpur. Who is Mehidy Hasan Miraz? Let’s get to know his life and career. Early Life and Education Miraz was born on October 25, 1997, in Barisal. Although Miraz was born in Barisal, he grew up in Khulna with his family. He has four members in his family: father, mother, and younger sister. Father Md Jalal Hossain was an autorickshaw driver. Miraz’s father moved to Kashipur in Khulna in search of work. And Miraz started his schooling at Kahsipur school. In that school, Miraz ran around with the ball with his friends, and cricket seemed to be more addictive than reading. Miraz has grown up under financial stress. He has been interested in playing cricket since childhood. However, he played cricket secretly as he did not get any support from his family. Miraz even had to be beaten by his father for playing cricket. But still, wonder boy had the determination to play cricket, and his mother supported him during that time. Read More: More confident as a batter now, says Mehidy after heroics against India Mehdi Hasan Miraz has progressed so far with the help of Md Al Mahmud, the coach of Kashipur Cricket Academy in Khulna. Miraz started his cricket schooling under him. According to Mahmud, he has been watching Miraz since the age of eight, and from that age, the boy had a keen interest in playing cricket. But Miraz was not in a position to play cricket at the academy as he did n't have financial support at that age. However, with the help of neighbor Russell Hossain, coach Al Mahmud started teaching wonder boy. Although Miraz’s economic condition was not good, seeing his strong will and brave mentality, Al Mahmud started training him. Now everyone knows Miraz! Like cricket, Miraz is also committed to his personal life. He married his long-time fiancée Rabeya Akhter Priti in 2019. Read More: Mehidy Miraz achieves 2 milestones with blazing century against India Early Career Mehdi Hasan Miraz got a chance in the under-14 team in the age-based selection from that academy. Miraz won Tk 25,000 as the best player in the U-14 tournament, and after that, his father did not stop him from playing. After the U-14 tournament, Miraz was also called up for the U-15 tournament. Then slowly, he started proving his worth. He got a chance to lead the team by getting a place in the under-19 team. And many people started to know the name Mehdi Hasan Miraz from the Under-19 World Cup tournament. After that, he got a place on the national team with his performance. Professional Cricket Career Mehidy Hasan Miraz came to the limelight after the end of Bangladesh’s Test series against England in 2016. He was only 19 years old, but at that age, he took 19 wickets in the debut series for the national team in two Tests. He took 7 wickets in his test career at Chittagong, including six wickets in the first innings. And then Miraz took 12 wickets in the second Test in Mirpur. Read More: Bangladesh escape Rohit scare to seal ODI series win against India After his astonishing performance, Mehdi Hasan was described as a new star in the national cricket team of Bangladesh, but the world has already seen his all-rounder achievement in cricket in the Under 19 World Cup. He led the Bangladesh team in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup and won the man of the match award in that tournament. It was just the beginning. In the last six years, Miraz has helped Bangladesh to win several matches. And one of the best performances came in the Bangladesh vs India ODI series in 2022. Miraz's Most Memorable Performances in Cricket 2022 has been a great year for Miraz. He contributed to Bangladesh’s incredible win over New Zealand in a test last January. He bowled 54 overs in two innings and took 4 wickets. Miraz did not let the New Zealand batsmen take runs. He was not far behind in the days when pacers were taking wickets in that game. Additionally, he scored 47 runs in the first innings, even after getting a chance to bat. Read More: Miraz stands tall again as Bangladesh post a challenging 271 vs India Then, Miraz was the hero of victory in the first match of the ODI series against Afghanistan in Chittagong the next month. Chasing 215 runs, the Bangladesh team lost 6 wickets for 45 runs. Bangladesh was destined to lose as the Afghans were destroying the batting lineup with their string bowling performance. But Miraz turned around with Afif Hossain. He left the field winning the team after adding 174 runs with Afif at eight and added 81 unbeaten runs next to his name. Miraz also contributed to Bangladesh’s first win on South African soil last March. He took 4 wickets in the field, which was not actually spinners-friendly. Now he is ending the year with a bang as he contributed to Bangladesh’s win against India in two consecutive ODI matches. Read More: 2nd ODI: Bangladesh struggle against dominant Indian bowlers Miraz’s Notable performance in BAN vs IND series in 2022 So Far In a span of four days, Miraz played in two different matches at two different times. After a fairly easy run chase on the first day after stumbling over a dramatic collapse, Miraz came as a savior. After losing 6 wickets for 69 runs with the bat in the first ODI, Bangladesh was about to lose the game. The two situations had one thing in common, “stress.” Handling that pressure in the first match with 38 runs from 39 balls and 100 from 83 balls in the next, Miraz has shown his class. It was Miraz’s first ODI century. Although the difference with respect to numbers is many, the “Miraz Miracle” of both matches is the same, win for Bangladesh. An eye-soothing performance like that in two consecutive matches against India can’t fail to be one of the most memorable moments of Miraz’s career. In these two matches against India, besides batting, he contributed with bowling as well. He gave the first breakthrough in the first match and got the wicket of India’s highest run scorer Shreyas Iyer in the second match as well. But at the end of the day, the batting performance should be more pleasant for him. Although these matches might not be very large as a data set, the impact of the performance of these two matches can be extensive. As Harsha Bhogle said in a tweet after Miraz’s batting, “69-6 to 271-7 is a special effort. These could be two career-changing games for Mehidy Hasan Miraz.” Read More: BAN vs IND: Tigers eye second consecutive win Final Words When the team is in the worst situation, Miraz dazzles with a stunning performance. His batting is now more dependable than ever. Bowling also has the ability to do well in all conditions. After Shakib Al Hasan, if anyone can be the complete all-rounder of the Bangladesh cricket team, Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s name comes first.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is in fantastic form right now. He has been proving everyone wrong by continuously putting on a brilliant display with the bat. After a match-winning knock in the first ODI against India, Mehidy Hasan came with even more aggression in the second match, hitting his first ODI hundred. With this century, Miraz has achieved two personal milestones. What milestones has Miraz accomplished by scoring a hundred against India? When Mehidy Hasan Miraz came to the crease, Bangladesh were 69/6 at the end of 19 overs. At that stage, everyone was understandably expecting Bangladesh’s innings to end in a low total like the first match. Read More: Bangladesh escape Rohit scare to seal ODI series win against IndiaBut a brilliant 148-run stand between Mehidy Hasan Miraz and the experienced Mahmudullah Riyad changed the scenario of Bangladesh’s innings completely. Riyad went back to the pavilion in the 47th over after playing a 77-run inning. Mehidy Miraz, on the other hand, remained unbeaten until the end with 100* and led Bangladesh to a challenging 271-run target to defend.Miraz was cautious initially but later came out with a lot of aggression against the Indian bowling lineup. His unbeaten 100* was achieved in 83 balls, with eight boundaries and four sixes.With this magnificent knock, Mehidy Miraz reached two milestones. He became the first Bangladesh player to score an ODI hundred while batting at No. 8 or lower. Besides, he is also the second player in history to score an ODI hundred while batting at No. 8. Ireland’s Simi Singh was the first cricketer to score an ODI hundred while batting at No. 8 against South Africa on July 16, 2021. Though his hundred went in vain eventually, Ireland lost the contest by 70 runs. Read More: Miraz stands tall again as Bangladesh post a challenging 271 vs India Top four highest individual innings (ODI) batting at no. 8 or lower Player Runs Opposition Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh) 100* India Simi Singh (Ireland) 100* South Africa Sam Curran (England) 95* India Chris Woakes (England) 95* Sri Lanka Aftermath Mehidy Hasan Miraz has been in exceptional shape this year, especially with the bat. Miraz has demonstrated his improvement as a batter after reaching two new milestones with a hundred against India. The talented all-rounder also played two match-winning innings against one of the top teams in the world, providing a suitable response to his doubters.
Despite a poor performance by the top and middle orders, Mehidy Hasan Miraz's maiden ODI hundred and Mahmudullah Riyad's effective knock guided Bangladesh to an impressive total of 271 runs in the second ODI against India in the three-match series in Mirpur. While Mahmudullah fell for 77, Miraz was not out, scoring 100* off 83 balls—his best innings in the format—with 8 fours and 4 sixes. After Bangladesh lost six wickets for 69 runs within 18 overs, Miraz and Mahamudullah staged a remarkable partnership of 148 runs off 165 balls, propelling team Bangladesh to a challenging total of 260 runs. Their invaluable contribution gave Bangladesh a realistic chance of winning the match. Read more: Bangladesh win toss, batting first in 2nd ODI vs India Before Miraz and Mahamudullah's heroics, Mohammad Siraj and Umran Malik gave Bangladesh a difficult start to the innings after they elected to bat first. Thanks to their efforts with the ball, Bangladesh found themselves in a very precarious situation, requiring an unlikely recovery to set a decent total. Siraj put Bangladesh under pressure early on by taking the wickets of Anamul Haque Bijoy and Liton Das in quick succession. Umran then delivered a lethal 151 kmph fast ball, which Najmul Hossain Shanto failed to connect with, resulting in his off-stump being destroyed. Washington Sundar then compounded Bangladesh's misery by taking the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Afif Hossain, with the latter going for a golden duck. This triple-strike gave India a huge advantage and left Bangladesh on the back foot. When Bangladesh seemed to be heading for a disastrous collapse, Miraz and Mahmudullah combined forces and rescued their team from the cliff edge. They put on an impressive partnership of 148 runs until Umran bowled a short-pitched delivery, which Mahmudullah failed to connect properly with and plucked a dolly to the wicket-keeper. Read more: 2nd ODI: Bangladesh struggle against dominant Indian bowlers Mahmudullah eventually closed off the innings with 77 off 96 balls, featuring seven boundaries, despite his poor form in the first match, leading to many questions being asked of him. Nevertheless, Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo showed faith in his batter's abilities, believing that Mahmudullah could deliver when it mattered most. Miraz continues to amaze the fans with his batting ability. He was the hero of Bangladesh in the first match that Bangladesh won from a lost position, and now he saved the Tigers from a batting collapse that looked inevitable at one point. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was most aggressive against Indian bowling in the last five overs, when Bangladesh scored more than 60 runs at an average of more than 11. Miraz managed to reach his first One-Day International century thanks to his attacking display, and Bangladesh got a total of 271 to challenge a strong Indian batting lineup. For India, Washington bagged three wickets, while Siraj and Umran shared four wickets between them.
Bangladesh allrounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz was hit by a ball during the first over of the second innings of South Africa in the second Test in Port Elizabeth. He was stretchered off the field after being hit on the stomach, but after four overs, he returned to the field. The allrounder was fielding at point when he failed to spot a catchable cut shot from Sarel Erwee, and the ball hit him flush on his stomach or sternum. Also read:Bangladesh 139-5 at stumps, trails South Africa by 314 runs The Bangladesh team physio came to the field quickly and the allrounder was stretchered off the field. It’s not clear what made Mehidy fail to spot the dolly coming toward him. Most probably, it was due to the advertising board installed opposite the field around the boundary ropes. Earlier, Bangladesh were dismissed in their first innings at 217 with a fifty from Mushfiqur Rahim. Simon Harmer and Wiaan Mulder bagged three wickets each while Duanne Olivier and Keshav Maharaj took two wickets each. Also read:Taijul bags six, South Africa end on 453 South Africa secured a 236-run first-innings lead, and they did not impose a follow-on. In the first innings of the match, South Africa posted 453 while choosing to bat first winning the toss. Four of their batters have hit a fifty each. For Bangladesh, Taijul Islam bagged six wickets while Khaled Ahmed took three.
Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz, fresh off a superb afternoon in Harare as Zimbabwe were bowled out, has said that having a five-wicket haul in an overseas Test will surely increase his confidence. In the ongoing Harare Test against Zimbabwe, Mehidy bagged five wickets conceding 82 runs, which is his second overseas and overall eighth five-for in Tests. His previous five-for in an overseas Test was in 2018 against West Indies. Read: Bangladesh secure huge first-innings lead after Mehidy bags five “I got a five-for in Test after a long time. It’ll surely boost my confidence. I had got a five-for against West Indies in 2018, and now again I did the same,” Mehidy said over a video message sent by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Riding on his bowling performance, Bangladesh secured a huge 191-run lead in the first innings of the Harare Test. At the end of the third day, Bangladesh started their second innings and scored 45 without losing any wicket. “The wicket was slightly slow and flat. So my job as a spinner was so tough. I tried to bowl at the right areas, and contain the run. I wanted their batsmen to make errors and they eventually did it,” Mehidy added. In reply to Bangladesh’s 468, Zimbabwe lost eight wickets in 51 runs, and they tumbled for 276 runs. Mehidy added that the strategy to contain the runs has helped them a lot to take some quick wickets.
In the two-day practice match against the Zimbabwe Select XI, Shakib Al Hasan hit a fifty and bagged three wickets. Along with him, Mehidy Hasan Miraz also bagged three scalps. The match, which took place at the Takashinga Sports Club, Highfield, Harare, ended in a draw on Sunday. Bangladesh won the toss in this match and opted to bat first. The tourists posted a total of 313 for two and declared their innings, with Shakib (74), Saif Hassan (65), and Najmul Hossain Shanto (52) doing well with the bat. In reply, Zimbabwe Select XI tumbled for 202 . Captain Timycen Maruma was the best batsman for them hitting 58 off 132 balls. Also read: Lankan Premier League: Shakib, Tamim included in draft line-up For Bangladesh, Shakib bagged three wickets conceding 34 runs while Miraz also scalped as many wickets conceding 64. Besides them, Shoriful Islam took two wickets, and Taskin Ahmed and Ebadot Hossain took one wicket each. The one-off Test will take place from July 7 at the Harare Sports Club. The three ODIs will take place on July 16, 18, and 20 while the T20Is will be played on July 23, 25, and 27 respectively at the same venue. Test and ODIs will start at 1:30 pm (Bangladesh time) while T20Is at 4:30 pm (Bangladesh time). Bangladesh’s last Zimbabwe tour was in 2013 when the Tigers ended up the series in a draw winning the one match of the two-match series. Also read: Shakib shines ahead of Zimbabwe Test After 2013, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh thrice for the Test series and lost two of them, with the last series was a one-off Test affair. Overall, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe took each other in nine Test series. Of them, Zimbabwe won four and Bangladesh came up victorious in three. The other two series ended up a draw. Bangladesh’s Test squad: Muminul Haque (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Shdman Islam, Saif Hassan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Mahmudullah Riyad, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehedy Hasan Miraz, Taizul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Abu Jayed Rahi, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain and Shoriful Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan Sohan and Naeem Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad.
He was a complete allrounder during his age-level cricket. He used to bat at number four and amassed ample runs. He used to bowl 10 overs in 50-over games regularly and scalped many wickets. His bowling was more effective than his batting. Still, the 23-year-old allrounder never was a fan of the idea that he could break into the world’s top bowlers. And yet, Mehidy Hasan Miraz is now the number two ODI bowler in the world as per the latest ranking updates by the International Cricket Council published on May 26. In his immediate reaction, Mehidy said: “Praise be to Allah. I’m excited to know that I’m now the number two ODI bowler in the world, but I never thought that I could reach this height.” Read:Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021: 3rd ODI Match Preview There were many reasons behind Mehidy’s thinking of himself that he couldn’t become a top-class bowler. One of the main of those reasons was his mindset. He had been thinking only to contain the runs for a long time. He never believed that he could be the bowler who can take wickets and trap the batsmen the way he wants, only bringing some changes into his bowling. But things started to change ahead of Bangladesh’s last tour to Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series when spin-bowling consultant Daniel Vettori was unable to join the team due to travel restrictions imposed to tackle the Covid-19 situation around the globe. It came as a blessing in disguise for Mehidy who got the service of his childhood coach Sohel Islam in Sri Lanka. BCB appointed Sohel as a substitute for Vettori. “We started to work together ahead of the Sri Lanka Tests,” Sohel told the media after coming to know Mehidy’s new achievement of becoming the number two bowler in the world. “The only problem was his mindset. He used to be more aggressive to take wickets, which eventually forces him to make mistakes. So the first thing we wanted to do is fix his mindset.”
Bangladesh right-arm off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz has become the number two ODI bowler in the latest ICC rankings. Before taking the field in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka, Mehidy was the number five bowler. He bagged four wickets in the first game and scalped three in the second, which helped him climb three spots and earn his career-best ranking. Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman also claimed the ninth spot in the ranking after taking six wickets in the first two ODIs against Sri Lanka. Shakib became the number one ODI bowler in 2009 as the first Bangladeshi, and Abdur Razzak became the number two bowler in the format the next year. After hitting 84 and 125 against the Lankan Lions, Mushfiqur Rahim has become the number 14 batsman in ODI and Mahmudullah Riyad 38 after his 54 and 41. Riding on Mehidy, Mustafizur, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah, Bangladesh already sealed the series with one match to play on May 28 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.