Mehedy Hasan Miraz (born 25 October 1997) is an international Bangladeshi cricketer, who plays Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) for Bangladesh. An all-rounder, he is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. In November 2018, against the West Indies, he took the best match figures for a Bangladesh bowler in a Test match.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz on Bangladesh Cricket Board Iftar program, 2018
|Full name||Mehedi Hasan Miraz|
|Born||25 October 1997|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Test debut (cap 80)||20 October 2016 v England|
|Last Test||28 February 2019 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 123)||25 March 2017 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||17 May 2019 v West Indies|
|T20I debut (cap 57)||6 April 2017 v Sri Lanka|
|Last T20I||22 December 2018 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
|2017–present||Trinbago Knight Riders|
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 17 May 2019
Early and personal lifeEdit
Miraz was born in Barisal and moved to Khulna at an early age with his parents. He grew up in Khalishpur of Khulna city and started playing cricket when he was 8. He went to Kashipur Cricket Academy from where he was first selected for the under 14 National Cricket Tournament.
On 15 March 2019, along with several members of the Bangladesh test team, he was moments from entering the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand when a terrorist attack began. All members of the team were "deeply affected". Miraz decied to get married to her long-time fiancee Rabeya Akhter Priti on 21 March 2019 in order to overcome the shock of the "terror attack".
2016 Under-19 Cricket World CupEdit
In December 2015 he was named as the captain of Bangladesh's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Miraz managed to take his team into semifinal but lost to West Indies. In 3rd place play-off, Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets. Mehedi Hasan Miraz is named Player of the Tournament for his all round performance. He scored 242 runs and took 12 wickets in 6 matches.
Miraz made his first-class debut against Rajshahi Division cricket team on 16 February 2015. On his debutante matches he made 51 run (he batted only first innings) and took 4 wickets. He made his Twenty20 (T20) debut on 9 November 2016 playing for Rajshahi Kings in the 2016–17 Bangladesh Premier League.
Mehedi had a dream debut series as a Test player. After the remarkable 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup there was never any doubt in the team management's mind that they had found themselves an exceptional talent - in fact, in an echo of Australia's unveiling of Shane Warne on the 1993 Ashes tour. He was expected to debut a month ago for Afghanistan ODIs but was deliberately omitted to keep him as a secret from England.
On 20 October 2016, Mehedi made his Test debut against England. Even though he is an off break bowler, he opened the bowling in his maiden Test innings. Ben Duckett, another debutant in the same Test match, became Mehedi's first Test wicket. In the same match he also became the seventh and youngest Bangladesh player to take a five-wicket haul on debut in a Test. In his 2nd Test match he became the sixth bowler to take three five-for in his first two Tests and took 19 wickets in the Test series and became the 9th player overall and 1st from Bangladesh to win the man-of-the-series award in debut Test series.
Even though he had a horrible series as a batsman scored only 5 runs in 4 innings at an average of 1.25, Mushfiqur Rahim lauded the performances of the 19-year-old, and insisted Mehedi still has much more to offer. He said " Mehedi is a good batsman also. He didn't show that now, but hopefully in future he will be a great all-rounder for Bangladesh". For his sensational debut series against England a new house from Bangladesh's prime minister was gifted to him.
One Day International cricketEdit
In December 2016 he was named in Bangladesh's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against New Zealand, although he did not play. In March 2017, he was added to Bangladesh's ODI squad for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his ODI debut in the first match of the series on 25 March 2017 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium. He took his maiden ODI wicket by dismissing Kusal Mendis for 4 runs. By the end of the match, he had picked up 2 wickets for just 43 runs in his quota of 10 overs – his second wicket being Dinesh Chandimal. He surprised everyone with his magnificent bowling. Many said, "He didn't look like a bowler bowling in his first match."  He picked 4-29 in 3rd odi vs West Indies in 2018 and helped Bangladesh win series 2-1.
Twenty20 International cricketEdit
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