Full name: Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
Birth Date: September 1, 1988
Birth Place: Bogra
Playing role: Batsman and Wicket-keeper
Position: Middle order
Father: Mahbub Habib
Mother: Rahima Khatun.
Mushfiqur Rahim is now the present captain of Bangladesh national cricket team. He bats right handed in middle order and wicket keeper. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in August 2006. He made his Test debut against England in 2005. Rahim made a place for him very quickly in the team after his debut as a batsman as well as a wicketkeeper after Khaled Masud. Though the bad performance of Khaled Masud helped him to be a reliable one in the team, he showed his necessity in the team in a short period of time.
Rahim first showed his flares in international career against Sri Lanka in 2007. Rahim along with Ashraful scored 191 runs in sixth wicket partnership which was a record. He scored 80 runs in that match. One of his best performances was in 2007 world cup against India when he made a half-century (not out) along with Tamim and Shakib and beat India in the match. He scored the first double hundred in the history of Bangladesh in Test cricket on 11 March against Sri Lanka in 2013.
Besides cricket, Rahim studied history at the Jahangirnagar University. Formerly, He finished his school life from Bogra Zilla School. The teams he played for are Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, North Zone (Bangladesh), Rajshahi Division, Sylhet Division, Sylhet Royals. Rahim was appointed vice-captain for Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe in August 2009. Before started his career in national team he also played for Bangladesh Under-19s. He represented them in three Youth Tests and 18 Youth One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2004 and 2006. During the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup, hosted by Sri Lanka in February, Rahim captained the Bangladesh side which included future international players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal among others.
According to Jamie Siddons in 2010, the then Bangladesh coach, Rahim’s batting is so versatile that he can bat anywhere in the top order, from one to six. Mushfiqur announced his resignation as captain on the 8th May 2013, after a disappointing performance of his team against Zimbabwe. But later, he withdrew his resignation.