Khaled Mashud

Country: Bangladesh
Born: February 08, 1976, Rajshahi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Khaled Mashud Bio

Khaled Mashud, also known as ‘Pilot’, is widely regarded as one of Bangladesh’s cricket pioneers. He served as the country’s second Test captain and was also recognized as its best wicketkeeper during its early years as an Elite cricket-playing nation. Throughout his career, Mashud demonstrated a tireless work ethic and dedication to his craft, which ultimately propelled him to great heights.

Mashud burst onto the national scene during the 1997 ICC Trophy final against Kenya, where he hit a slogged six over long-on, earning him widespread recognition. This performance paved the way for his inclusion in the national team, having already demonstrated discipline and skill playing for Rajshahi, his hometown, and prestigious clubs such as Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani.

While Mashud initially struggled to make significant runs, his talents as a wicketkeeper were undeniable. However, he patiently waited for Bangladesh to start playing Test cricket, knowing that the longer format suited his style of play. In 2002, during Bangladesh’s first Test on South African soil, he showcased his skills by playing a three-hour-long innings of 33, facing talented bowlers with confidence.

Mashud’s defining moment as a batsman came during a drawn Test match against the West Indies at Gros Islet, where he scored his only Test hundred. This five-and-a-half-hour stay at the crease not only ensured Bangladesh’s safety but also highlighted his ability to endure and perform under pressure.

Despite his exemplary wicketkeeping and batting skills, Mashud faced criticism during his stint as captain. The team suffered 12 consecutive Test defeats under his leadership, and he was heavily criticized for Bangladesh’s performance in the 2003 World Cup, especially their defeat against Canada. Allegations of spending the night away from the hotel led to an inquiry committee being formed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board, resulting in Mashud being dropped for two Tests against South Africa.

After Khaled Mahmud took over as captain, Mashud shifted his focus back to his game and worked towards developing the cricket team in his native Rajshahi division. Through his efforts, he revitalized the cricketing fortunes of the region, nurturing a core group of players who would go on to represent Bangladesh at the international level.

Mashud’s career highlights also include his best ODI score against Australia, often considered his most remarkable innings. However, the emergence of Mushfiqur Rahim, a more talented batsman albeit with lesser wicketkeeping skills, led to Mashud’s omission from the 2007 World Cup squad. This decision faced criticism from the media and fans alike, and following Mushfiqur’s impressive performance against India in the tournament, Mashud retired from international cricket after a year.

Throughout his career, Khaled Mashud showcased unwavering determination, reliable wicketkeeping skills, and steady batting capabilities. As a pioneer of Bangladeshi cricket, he paved the way for future generations, leaving a lasting impact on the sport in his country. Despite the challenges faced during his captaincy, Mashud’s dedication and contribution to the game will always be remembered fondly by the cricketing fraternity in Bangladesh.

Khaled Mashud Career Stats

Khaled Mashud Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 44 84 10 1409 103* 19.04 4136 34.06 1 3 147 1 78 9
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 126 110 27 1818 71* 21.9 3315 54.84 0 7 - - 91 35
FC 114 194 19 4374 201* 24.99 - - 3 22 - - 184 20
List A 198 172 39 2678 71* 20.13 - - 0 10 - - 152 50
T20s 7 3 2 2 1* 2 8 25 0 0 0 0 6 1

Khaled Mashud Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 44 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 126 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 114 - 56 27 0 - - - 2.89 - 0 0 0
List A 198 - 7 13 0 - - - 11.14 - 0 0 0
T20s 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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