Qazi Habibul Bashar
() (born August 17, 1972 in Nagakanda
) is a Bangladeshi cricketer
, and the former captain of the Bangladeshi cricket team
. Under the managership of Davenell Frederick 'Dav' Whatmore
, he has been found to be the most successful captain to lead the Bangladesh team to overcome several milestones. The first test victory of Bangladesh came under his hands in 2004 against Zimbabwe. Under Bashar's captaincy, Bangladesh have beaten Australia, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka in limited overs matches. Bashar is currently one of three selectors for the BCB (bangladesh cricket board).
In 1989 Bashar played for the Bangladesh Under-19 team in the U-19 Asia Cup. Through the 1990s he played his domestic cricket for Biman Bangladesh Airlines
. His ODI debut came at the 1995 Asia Cup
against Sri Lanka
. He missed the 1997 ICC Trophy
, in which Bangladesh were the champions but did play in the Asia Cup of that year. He was also left out of the 1999 World Cup
squad. After the World Cup he again entered the team and with Eddie Barlow
’s inspiration he got the chance to play more.
Keeping up with the traditional inconsistency with announcing the side, Bashar was again out of the team for Bangladesh’s inaugural test. His consistent performance before the test drew the attention of the press and after heavy criticism from them he was finally included in the side. Bashar made the first fifty in the history of Bangladesh Test cricket to prove his... Read More