Full name Mehedi Hasan Miraz
Born October 25, 1997, Khulna
Current age 19 years 18 days
Major teams Bangladesh Under-19s, Kalabagan Cricket Academy
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Batting and fielding averages
|Test debut||Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 20-24, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 28-30, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/22||Raj Kings||v Dynamites||Dhaka||11 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/15, 0*||Raj Kings||v Titans||Dhaka||9 Nov 2016||T20|
|1, 6/82, 2, 6/77||Bangladesh||v England||Dhaka||28 Oct 2016||Test # 2227|
|6/80, 1, 1/58, 1||Bangladesh||v England||Chittagong||20 Oct 2016||Test # 2225|
|–||BCB XI||v England XI||Chittagong||16 Oct 2016||Other|
|26, 0/10||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Metro||Cox’s Bazar||8 Oct 2016||FC|
|–||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Div||Bogra||2 Oct 2016||FC|
|2/74, 73, 2/52||Khulna Div||v Barisal Div||Khulna||25 Sep 2016||FC|
|3/48, 15||BCB XI||v Afghanistan||Fatullah||23 Sep 2016||Other OD|
|22, 0/12||Kalabagan CA||v Kalabagan KC||Dhaka||6 Jun 2016||LA|
Mehedi Hasan Miraz has emerged as one of the brightest young stars in Bangladesh cricket. He led the country to their first appearance in an Under-19 World Cup semi-final in February 2016, before making the year more memorable with his Test debut, against England in October.
He is a batting allrounder who bowls right-arm offspin with a quiet action where he trundles to the wicket before giving a slight leap before rotating his upper body. It is a beautifully simple action that has yielded him many wickets in the U-19 and first-class level.
Born in Barisal, Mehedi grew up in Daulatpur in the outskirts of Khulna city. He learned offspin from Sheikh Salahuddin, the former Bangladesh player regarded as the best offspinner of his generation. Salahuddin passed away in October 2013.
Mehedi spent two years at the U-19 level, captaining Bangladesh to the 2014 World Cup in the UAE. He made his first-class debut in the 2014-15 National Cricket League but it was the next season’s tournament when he really made a mark. Mehedi took 30 wickets at 16.43, including three five-fors. He was a star in the 2016 U-19 World Cup, with his spirit coming through as a standout part of his character.