Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is a prominent figure in Bangladeshi cricket, known for his leadership, determination, and contributions to the sport.

  1. Early Life: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was born on October 5, 1983, in Narail, Bangladesh. He grew up in a small town and showed a keen interest in cricket from a young age.
  2. Cricket Career: Mashrafe made his international debut for Bangladesh in 2001, in both Test and One-Day International (ODI) formats. He quickly gained attention for his pace bowling and aggressive style of play.
  3. Captaincy: Mashrafe has served as the captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team in various formats. He was appointed as the captain of the ODI team in 2014 and played a crucial role in leading the team with his charismatic leadership on and off the field.
  4. Injuries: Throughout his career, Mashrafe has battled numerous injuries, including knee injuries that required several surgeries. Despite these setbacks, he has shown remarkable resilience and determination to continue playing at the highest level.
  5. Achievements: Mashrafe has achieved several milestones in his cricketing career. He is Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in ODIs and has played a significant role in the team’s successes in international cricket.
  6. Off the Field: Besides cricket, Mashrafe is also involved in various philanthropic activities. He has been actively engaged in charity work, particularly in his hometown of Narail, where he has contributed to the development of infrastructure and education.
  7. Retirement: Mashrafe retired from T20I cricket in 2017 and later from Test cricket in 2019. However, he continued to play ODIs until 2020 when he announced his retirement from international cricket.
  8. Post-Retirement: After retiring from international cricket, Mashrafe has been involved in various roles, including commentary and mentorship. He remains a respected figure in Bangladesh cricket and continues to inspire young cricketers.


Real Name

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza


Narail Express


Bangladeshi Cricketer (Medium Fast Bowler)

Physical Stats & More

  • Height

in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6′ 1″

  • Weight

in Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs

  • Body Measurements

Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 14 Inches

  • Eye Colour


  • Hair Colour


  • Cricket
Mortaza-Bangladesh cricket
Mortaza Cricket

 Test- 8 November 2001 vs Zimbabwe in Dhaka

  • International Debut

 ODI- 23 November 2001 vs Zimbabwe in Chittagong
T20-28 November 2006 vs Zimbabwe in Khulna

  • Coach/Mentor

   Not Known

  • Jersey Number

#2(Bangladesh) #2(IPL, County Cricket)

  • Domestic/State Team

Kolkata Knight Riders, Asia XI, Bangladesh, Dhaka Gladiators, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Comilla Victorians

  • Nature on field


  • Likes to play against


  • Favourite Ball


  • Records (main ones)

• Record for most catches for Bangladesh by a non-wicketkeeper (36) in ODIs.
• Highest wicket taker in ODIs among all teams in 2006 with 49 wickets.

  • Career Turning Point

Test debut against Zimbabwe in 2001.

Personal Life

  • Date of Birth

5 October 1983

  • Age (as in 2024)

40 Years 5 months 6 days

  • Birth Place

Narail, Bangladesh

  • Zodiac sign/Sun sign


  • Nationality


  • Hometown

 Narail, Bangladesh

  • School

Secondary School Certificate (SSC)- Narail Government High School

Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC)-Narail Victoria College

  • College

Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

  • Educational Qualifications

Not Known

  • Family

Father- Golam Mortaza

Mother- Hamida Mortaza

Brother-Morsalin Bin Mortaza

Sister- Not Known

  • Religion


  • Hobbies

Swimming and motorcycling

  • Controversies

Not Known

  • Favourite Food


Girls, Family & More

  • Marital Status


  • Affairs/Girlfriends

Sumona Haque Shumi

  • Wife

Sumona Haque Shumi

  • Children

Daughters- Humaira

Son- Sahil

  • Money Factor

Salary-Not Known

Net Worth-Not Known

Some lesser known facts about Mashrafe Mortaza

■ Does Mashrafe Mortaza smoke?

: Not Known

■ Does Mashrafe Mortaza drink alcohol?

: Not Known

■ Mashrafe enjoyed playing sports like football and badminton when he was young but was more inclined towards cricket.
■ He once deactivated his official Facebook fan page due to abusive comments on a photo uploaded by team-mate Nasir Hossain.
■ He was once approached for spot-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
■ Once he was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL but played only 1 match for them.
■ His Test debut was also his First-Class debut, which listed him among the 31st person ever in cricket history to do so.
■ Due to his frequent injuries, in 2009 he decided not to play Test cricket again to prolong his limited-overs career.
■ In 2004, Bangladesh registered their first victory against India, due to his bowling spell and 31 not out, which rewarded him with the Man of the Match Award.
■ The biggest upset in the 2007 World Cup was created when Bangladesh knocked out India in Port-of-Spain where he was declared Man of the Match for his 4 for 38.


Mashrafe secures victory from Narail-2 again