We have listed 5 best bowling performances by Bangladesh bowlers in the ODI format. Moreover, we have selected the spell based on the importance of the match and impact that made by the particular bowling spell.
1.Rubel Hossian, 53 for 4 vs England, Brisbane, 2015 cricket world cup
Very few people will argue with that selection as the best spell of Bangladesh cricket. This particular spell was the best example of Rubel capability, to be precisely what he can offer as a bowler in the ODI format. Although since then he has not been able to replicate enough performance like that.
Bangladesh posted a par score of 275 based on the timely hundred by Mahamuddulah. In reply, Ian Bell was looking comfortable at the crease with his fifty-plus score. However, Rubel Hossain was too hot to handle for him as he made him undone by a quick ball in the corridor of uncertainty. Rubel was continuing to hurt England by his pace, his next hunt was the captain Eoin Morgan.
Whereas his best of the match was yet to come, his first and second ball of the 48th over ensured Bangladesh to enter the Quarter Final stage of cricket World cup for the first time. He bowled Stuart Broad and James Anderson to create a history for Bangladesh cricket team.
2.Masrafee Bin Mortaza, 38 for 4 vs India, 2007 cricket world cup, Port of Spain
Just before the match losing one of their team members Manjarul Islam Rana Bangladesh was really motivated as a team to do well against India. They started the game very well by bamboozling the Indian opener by wild inswing from Masrfafee.
After four overs, Masrafee struck back to make the Indian middle under pressure. He dismissed Robin Uttapha for just 9 runs and this time with away swing well outside the off stump. He made further damage with his spell by taking two tales ender’s Agit Agarkar and Munaf Patel. Moreover, the extraordinary initial burst from Mashrafee set the tone for Bangladesh’s first victory over India in the ODI format.
3.Mustafizur Rahaman, 6 For 43 vs India, 2015
Until this series, Bangladesh hardly showed any kind of dominance over team India in ODI cricket. This spell did send a big statement to the world of cricket about his potential.
After claiming 5 wickets in the series starter, he continued to remain a big puzzle for the Indian heavyweight batting order.
He started his spell by taking the key wicket of hitman Rohit Sharma for a duck. Mustafiz then bagged the wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to halt the progress of the Indian order. He alongside Nasir Hossain picked 2 wickets each inside 40 overs to toil hard the Indian batting order. Last two weapons of the Indian team were Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. He dismissed both of them to stop Indian to reach a decent total in the allocated 50 overs.
Mustafiz helped Bangladesh to apply further dominance over India by taking the wickets of Axar Patel and Ashwin. As a result, India bundled out with a below-par score of 200 in 50 overs.
4.Taskin Ahmed, 5 for 28 vs India, Dhaka, 2014
The second match of the series was curtailed to 41 overs due to rain. After being put in to bat by Bangladesh India lost their first wicket just for one run. The debutant Taskin made his arrival in international cricket with one of the opener wickets. He trapped Robin Uthappa by outside the off-stump delivery.
Moreover, he trapped three out of four batsmen of Indian top order. His ace of pace was too hot for the Indian batsman to manage with. Taskin Ahmed completed his five-wicket haul by taking the wicket of Amit Mishra. Taskin’s fiery spell provided a fantastic opportunity to topple India. Although Bangladesh lost the match due to poor batting effort.
5.Shakib Al Hasan, 4 for 55 vs New Zealand, 2015 cricket World cup
Although Bangladesh did not win the match against New Zealand in the world cup group match of 2015. However, Shakib Al Hasan’s gutsy spell provided the best chance to win in the match. The New Zealand condition has never been a great place for the spinners. Despite that Shakib bowled really beautifully to bring the kewie on their knees.
After being put in to bat by New Zealand Bangladesh scored a decent total base on the Mahamuddulah maiden ton.
At first, Shakib dismissed one of the mainstays Brendon Mccullum for just 8 runs. After Brendon Mccullum, Shakib picked the vital wicket of Kane Williamson.