Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
() (born 1 September 1988, in Bogra
) is a Bangladeshi
cricketer. Rahim has served as vice-captain of the Bangladeshi national team
. He specialises as a wicketkeeper and is a lower-order
batsman. Mushfiqur Rahim despite his size is one of the most boisterous people on the field and is renowned for being extremely vocal behind the stumps.
Mushfiqur was selected for Bangladesh's tour of England in May and June 2005
. In what was Bangladesh's first tour of England, the team faced unfamiliar conditions and the batsmen struggled against seam bowling
. Mushfiqur adapted his batting style in the warm up matches, "consistently playing late and straight" according to Wisden
, and managed to score 63 against Sussex
and a career best 115 not out
in the warm up matches. Although initially named in the squad as understudy for the wicketkeeping position, Mushfiqur's performances in the warm up matches led to his selection for the first Test at Lord's
as a specialist batsman. The 16-year-old scored 19 in the first innings and was one of just three batsman to reach double figures as Bangladesh were dismissed for 108. After twisting his ankle, Mushfiqur played no further part in the tour.
During the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup
, Rahim captained the Bangladesh side
which included future international players Shakib Al Hasan
and Tamim Iqbal
among others. Under Rahim's guidance Bangladesh reached the......