The journey of Bangladesh in international cricket has been nothing short of remarkable. Bangladesh’s journey to Test status began in 1977 when it became an associate member of the ICC. They participated in six ICC Trophies, the qualifying tournament for the World Cup, and won the trophy in 1997 in Malaysia. This enabled Bangladesh to play in its first World Cup in 1999 in England, where it upset Pakistan and defeated Scotland too. They have grown in stature and popularity over the years, especially in urban areas. The team is known for its passionate and loyal fan base, who support the team with fervor and enthusiasm. The team’s home ground is the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, which has a capacity of 25,000 spectators (approx.). The team’s nickname, The Tigers, reflects the national animal of Bangladesh and the team’s spirit and courage. The team’s motto is “Rise of the Tigers”, which signifies the team’s ambition and aspiration to achieve greater heights in world cricket.
In this article, we will explore the top batsman who has scored the most runs for Bangladesh in T20, highlighting their contributions and achievements.
1. Shakib Al Hasan: One of the Greatest all-rounders.
Shakib Al Hasan is the current captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team in all formats. He is known for his aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and is widely regarded as one of the greatest Bangladeshi cricketers ever have on Bangladesh Cricket. He is the first and only player to take the most wickets on a single ground. He is the first and only player in the world to be ranked as the No.1 all-rounder in all three formats of the game by the ICC. He has scored 2382 runs, including 12 half-centuries in his T20 career so far, making him the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20 format.
2. Mahmudullah: The Bangla Tiger
Like Jayasuriya, Pietersen, S Malik, S Smith, and many more, Mahmudullah started his career as a bowler and then converted into a batsman who could bowl off-breaks. He is known for his ability to finish close limited-overs games. He has scored 2122 runs, including 06 half-centuries in his T20 career so far, making him the Second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20 format.
3. Tamim Iqbal: The Legend of Bangladesh Cricket
Tamim Iqbal is one of the most successful and prolific batsmen in Bangladesh cricket history. He is the only player from Bangladesh to score more than 15,000 runs in international cricket. He is the most aggressive batsman for Bangladesh in T20 internationals, having hit 181 fours and 44 sixes in his career. He has scored 1701 runs, including 01 centuries and 07 half-centuries in his T20 career so far, making him the third-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20 format. He made his international debut in 2007 and became the captain of the ODI team in 2020. He led Bangladesh to their first-ever ODI series win over Australia in 2023. He is widely regarded as one of the best openers in the world and a legend of Bangladesh cricket.
4. Liton Das: The Consistent Performer
Liton Das is a talented opening batsman and a compact batsman with a good defensive technique and fair Strokeplay has made his first-class debut in October 2011 for Rangpur Division against Dhaka Division. He’d have a great first season but fought back strongly in the following season registering a century and a half-century. His career was boosted after his performances in the 2014 U-19 World Cup held in Abu Dhabi, where he scored 239 runs in just four innings. He has scored 1670 runs, including 10 half-centuries in his T20 career so far, making him the fourth-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in T20 format. He has also played in various T20 leagues around the world, such as the Bangladesh Premier League, the Caribbean Premier League, the Pakistan Super League, and the Indian Premier League. He was recently bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for ₹50 lakh for the 2023 Indian Premier League.
5. Mushfiqur Rahim: The Most Experienced and Reliable Batsman.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the most experienced and reliable batsman in the Bangladesh team. He is also a very skilled wicketkeeper who has taken more than 300 dismissals in international cricket. He has scored 1500 runs, including 06 half-centuries in his T20 career so far, making him the Fifth-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in both T20 formats. He is known for his fighting spirit, his skillful batting, and his agility behind the stumps.
These five batsmen exemplify the batting heritage of Bangladesh cricket. Their performances have not only elevated the team’s success but have also inspired a new generation of cricketers. The journey of Bangladesh cricket in T20 formats of cricket continues, and they strive to establish themselves as a major force in international cricket.
List of Most Run Scorer for Bangladesh in T20.
|1||Shakib Al Hasan||117||116||2,382||84||23.82||–||12|
|10||Nazmul Hossain Shanto||25||25||566||71||26.95||–||3|