Bangladesh is one of the most sports-crazy nations in Asia. In 1977, they became an associate member of the ICC and became a full member in 2000, playing their first test against India in November. However, “The Tigers” took part in their maiden ODI game against Pakistan in the 1986 Asia Cup.
The “Men in Green” has so far won 152 matches out of 452 games. The numbers may not be attractive but they have improved their standard of cricket so much that they can beat any team on their day, the competition is neck to neck always. Over the years, a few Bangladeshi batters have contributed massively to take their country to new heights. Let us take you through the batters with the most ODI runs for Bangladesh.
The best left-hand specialist batsman for the Men in Green, Tamim Iqbal holds the record for scoring the most ODI runs for Bangladesh. He made his One Day debut against Zimbabwe in 2007 and since then has played 243 games where he has amassed 8357 runs at a decent average of 36.65, including 14 tons and 56 fifties. His 158 runs knock against Zimbabwe in 2019 is the 2nd highest by any Bangladeshi.
Mushfiqur Rahim is one of the oldest cricketers who has been carrying the team on his shoulder for a while now. With 7388 runs he sits in 2nd position on the list of most ODI runs for Bangladesh. His massive tally of runs comes at a nice average of 37.12. Rahim plays with class and often depends on timing to send the ball over the boundary. The short height but tall stature batter has 9 centuries and 46 fifties in his feather.
Shakib Al Hasan
Hailed as one of the best all-rounders to play cricket, Shakib Al Hasan has made the 3rd most ODI runs for Bangladesh. He has not only amazed the fans with his batting prowess but is brilliant with the ball too. The Southpaw has aggregated 7384 runs, averaging an impressive 37.67. He made the 2019 World Cup of his own by being the 3rd highest run-getter in the event with 606 runs in 8 games. Moreover, he has bagged 308 wickets at a commendable average of 28.32.
List of Most ODI Runs For Bangladesh
|S Al Hasan||240||227||7384||37.67||82.85||134*||9||55|
Tamim Iqbal has the most ODI runs for Bangladesh (8313).
Shakib Al Hasan has scored 7384 ODI runs for Bangladesh.
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