Mahmudullah is the MVP of Bangladesh in the World Cup
Dhaka, 12 November 2023 (BASS): Mahmudullah Riyad ended the tournament as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Bangladesh in a very disappointing mission at the World Cup.
The Tigers have won just two out of nine matches in the tournament. Which is the worst World Cup for Bangladesh since 2007. But even in this disappointing tour, Mahmadullah kept his head high for Bangladesh. who was recruited at the last moment due to the failure of others.
He has scored 328 runs at an average of 54.66, the highest among Bangladeshi batsmen by participating in eight matches in the tournament. His strike rate was also a sensational 91.62. Second highest on the team. Tanjid Hasan Tamim was at the top with a strike rate of 95.39.
This tournament is special for Riyad as he scored the only century for the team. Earlier, he scored two centuries in the 2015 World Cup. As a result, Riyad’s number of centuries in the World Cup now stands at three. This is also the highest for any batsman in Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan, the world’s best all-rounder, has two centuries in the World Cup. He scored both centuries in the 2019 World Cup. Which is the second highest by any Bangladeshi batsman on the world stage.
Opener Liton Das finished his World Cup mission with the second highest score of 284 runs. This is the highest collection in a tournament by any Bangladeshi opener in the history of the World Cup. In the beginning, the team was dreaming to succeed with him. But now he is considered a failure. Liton Das scored two half-centuries in the tournament.
Vice-captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto scored the third highest 222 runs for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim (202) and Mehdi Hasan Miraj (201) are in the next position. Only 5 batsmen of Bangladesh team managed to cross the milestone of 200 runs in this World Cup.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, who entered the record book in the 2019 World Cup, is in the sixth place in terms of runs in this World Cup with 186 runs. But in the previous edition, he was the third highest run scorer in the tournament with 606 runs. Not only that, he set a rare record in the World Cup with 11 wickets in hand. He became the only cricketer to score more than 500 runs and take more than 10 wickets in the World Cup.
However, Shakib could not keep even the slightest impression of it in this season. Shakib’s lack of form was one of the reasons for Bangladesh’s collapse in the tournament. Off-spinner Miraj and left-arm pacer Shariful Islam jointly recorded the highest wicket-taker for Bangladesh in the tournament. Both took 10 wickets each. While Shariful played in eight matches in the tournament, Miraj played in nine matches.
Captain Shakib Al Hasan has taken 9 wickets from seven matches. Mahedi Hasan took 6 wickets after taking part in three matches. Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed disappointed the most in the bowling department. After playing eight and seven matches respectively, these two pacers took 5 wickets each.
Despite taking 10 wickets, Shariful could not make any effective impression on the team’s performance. In fact, except for Shakib, no bowler of Bangladesh could play any important role for the team. Only in the first match against Afghanistan, Shakib played a role in the team’s victory by taking three wickets.