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November 16, 2018
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Mashrafe Mortaza ( Bangladeshi cricketer) Records, Controversies, Wife, Age, Weight, Height and More

By Bisma Qamar

A medium- fast bowler of Bangladesh, Mashrafe Mortaza popularly known as Narail Express. He is also considered as one of the cricketers who helped Bangladesh to rise in international cricket. He was first spotted during an under- 17 regional tournament in 2001 when he showed his all-rounder side as a fast bowler, a batsman who can smash sixes any time and some very sharp skills in fielding. Mashrafe rose to conspicuousness in 2004, when he guaranteed the powerful wickets of Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni and made a significant 31* at the lower request when Bangladesh defeated India for the first time history. He is the current captain of the One Day International Cricket team of Bangladesh.

Name: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Nickname: Narail Express
Role: Medium Fast Bowler

Source: The Week

Cricket Career

International Debut:
Test: vs Zimbabwe on 8 November 2001

ODI: vs Zimbabwe on 23 November 2001

T20I: vs Zimbabwe on 28 November 2001

Career Turning Point: His debut against Zimbabwe in Test in 2001.

Jersey Number: #2 (Bangladesh)

Major Teams: Bangladesh, Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL), Dhaka Gladiators, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Asia XI and Comilla Victorians


  • Highest catches (36) as non- wicketkeeper for Bangladesh team
  • First cricketer to play 200 ODIs for Bangladesh
  • Record of Captaining for Bangladesh team in the most number of ODIs with the captaincy in 70 matches.

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 5 October 1983

Age (as of May 2019): 36 Years

Birth Place: Narail Bangladesh

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra

Nationality: Bangladesh

School: N/A

College: Jahangirnagar University

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Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: No

Wife: Somna Haque Shumi

Marriage Date: 1 May 2015

Children: Humaira (Daughter) and Sahil (Son)


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Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Weight (approx.): 74 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Source: IBTimes India


Net Worth: US $ 1.2 million

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 18 November 1989

Age (as of May 2019): 30 Years

Birth Place: Narail, Bangladesh

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio

Nationality: Sri Lanka

School: Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda.

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IBTimes India


Father: Golam Mortaza

Mother: Hamida Mortaza

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Brother: N/A

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: Islam

Address: Narail, Bangladesh

Preferences/ Favourite

Hobbies: Swimming and Bike riding

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Food: Biryani

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Lesser Known Facts

Apart from cricket he really enjoys playing football and badminton.

Because of his frequent injuries, he decided to retire from the Test cricket in 2009 and now is only limited to the short format of the game.

Bisma Qamar