|Mehdi Hassan Quick Info|
|height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Date of birth||October 25, 1997|
|Husband or wife||Rabeya Akhtar Preeti|
Mehdi hasan is a Bangladeshi professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20I) as a bowling all-rounder. He was a member of the Bangladeshi team that reached the semi-finals of 2017. ICC Champions TrophyFor the first time when Bangladesh reached the semi-finals of a senior ICC Competition. Their victory against New Zealand in their last group-stage match of the tournament was also the team’s first victory in history. ICC Champions Trophy, He was also a key member of the Bangladeshi team that reached the final of the 2018 edition. Asia Cup, for the third time when the country had achieved the feat. Before joining the senior national team in October 2016, he captained Bangladesh in both the 2014 and 2016 editions Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup, The team finished 9th and 3rd respectively in those tournaments. The 2016 edition was the first time Bangladesh had reached the semi-finals of the tournament and Mehdi’s all-round performance played a key role in that. For scoring 242 runs and 12 dismissals in just 6 matches, he was named ‘Player of the Tournament’.
name at birth
Mehdi Hassan Mirazu
- father – Jalal Hussain (truck driver)
- Mother – Minara Begum
- siblings – Rumana Akhtar Mimma (Sister)
right-arm off brake
53 – Test Matches, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Rajshahi Kings (BPL), Khulna Tigers (BPL), Chattogram Challengers (BPL)
5ft 7 or 170cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
girlfriend / spouse
Mehdi has dated –
- Rabeya Akhtar Preeti (2019-Present)- Mehdi married his longtime fiancée Rabeya Akhtar Preeti in March 2019 in his hometown Khulna. They have a son together (b. October 2020).
Caste / Ethnicity
He is of Bangladeshi origin.
- toned physique
- short cut, side parted hair
- friendly smile
- sport a cropped beard
Mehdi Hassan Facts
- in 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World CupMehdi was Bangladesh’s best bowler in their opening group stage match against South Africa (3/37 in 9.4 overs) and their best batsman in their semi-final loss to eventual champions West Indies (60 off 74 balls).
- Bangladesh’s captain and talisman in that tournament, he was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his impressive performance in Bangladesh’s victory over Nepal in the quarter-finals (55 not out off 65 balls and 1/51 in 10 overs). and Sri Lanka in the third place playoff match (3/28 in 10 overs and 53 runs off 66 balls).
- His performance in 2016 Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup He was brought on the radar of Bangladesh national selectors and was included in the senior national team. He made his international debut in October 2016 in the first match of Bangladesh’s 2-match home Test series against England.
- He made an immediate impact in England’s first innings of that match, registering figures of 6/80 in 39.5 overs, thus becoming the youngest Bangladeshi player to take 5 wickets in his Test debut. England, however, won the tight match by 22 runs. This was the first time Bangladesh had taken all 20 wickets in a Test match against England. It was also England’s shortest win against Bangladesh in a Test match, their lowest victory margin in a Test match played in Asia, and Bangladesh’s shortest defeat (in terms of runs) in Test match cricket.
- In the next (and final) match of the series, he recorded sensational figures of 6/82 in 28 overs and 6/77 in 21.3 overs and won the ‘Player of the Match’ award and helped Bangladesh win the match by 108 runs. Of. , It was Bangladesh’s first Test match win against England. His overall match figures of 12/159 were the best ever by a Bangladeshi bowler in a Test match. He became just the 6th bowler in history to take three 5 wickets in his first 2 Test matches.
- Mehdi’s 19 wickets in 2 matches, the best performance by a Bangladeshi bowler in a Test match series, also earned him the ‘Player of the Series’ award. This made him the first Bangladesh player, and only the 9th player overall, to win the ‘Player of the Series’ award in his first Test series.
- In November 2018, in a home Test match against West Indies, he recorded barely reliable figures of 7/58 in 16 overs and 5/59 in 20 overs. He won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his performance and his overall figures of 12/117 were the best by a Bangladeshi bowler in a Test match, breaking his previous record of 12/159. Bangladesh won the match by an innings and 184 runs. This was the first time in history that Bangladesh had implemented a ‘follow-on’ (the act of forcing them to bat in their second innings immediately after the end of their first innings) in a Test match, and it was also the first instance. Bangladesh won the test match by an innings.
- In February 2021, he scored his maiden Test match century (103 runs from 168 balls) in the first match of Bangladesh’s 2-match home Test series against West Indies. He bowled brilliantly in that match as well – 4/58 in 26 overs in the first innings and 4/113 in 35 overs in the second. However, his scintillating all-round performance was overshadowed by West Indies, who successfully chased down the mammoth target of 395 runs. It was the 5th most successful run chase ever in the fourth innings of a Test match, as well as the highest successful run chase in a Test match held in Asia.
- During the next (and final) match of the series, he became the fastest Bangladesh bowler (24 matches) to record 100 wickets in Test match cricket. Bangladesh, however, were stunned by West Indies’ remarkable run-chase in the first match, chasing a moderate target of 231, losing the match by just 17 runs, and thus, 2–0 by the margin of the series.
- In February 2022, in the first match of a bilateral home ODI series against Afghanistan, he came out to bat at number 8, with Bangladesh chasing a target of 216 runs at 45/6 in the 12th over. had struggled. After this, he shared an unbroken partnership of 174 runs for the 7th wicket with Afif Hossain and gave Bangladesh a sensational 4-wicket win. These were the most number of target runs successfully chased by a team for the loss of 6 wickets in ODIs and the second highest partnership for 7 wickets or less in ODI history.
- This was the first time a team scored 30 runs in an ODI with its top 6 batsmen. Mehdi’s unbeaten 81 (120 balls) in that match was the highest individual score in a successful ODI chase while batting at number 8 or lower. His partnership with Afif amounted to 79.45% of Bangladesh’s total, which was the highest contribution by batsmen from the team below the No.6 position in ODI history. He also bowled tightly in that match (0/28 in 10 overs) and was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his all-round performance.
- In the Bangladeshi domestic circuit, Mehdi has played for Kalabagan Cricket Academy (2014-2016) and Khulna Division (2015-Present) in all 3 formats. He has done exceptionally well in franchise based T20 leagues Rajshahi Kings (2016-2018-19), Khulna Tigers (2019-20), and Chattogram Challengers (2021-22) below the poverty line (Bangladesh Premier League); And Trinbago Knight Riders (2017) in cpl (Caribbean Premier League).
Featured image by Mehdi Hassan / Instagram