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Fantastic Four’s Fourth World Cup

Fantastic Four’s Fourth World Cup

Four pillars of Bangladesh cricket are looking forward to playing their fourth World Cup. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza did not play in World Cup 2011. Otherwise, it would have been the fifth World Cup for the Narail Express. Mashrafe has played in the 2007, 2015 World Cup after playing in 2003. He led the team 2015 and will do the same this time as well, which will be his last World Cup.Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal started their World Cup journey in 2007. That was the first World Cup of this legendary trio. Since then, Bangladesh has played 21 World Cup matches and in each of them Mushfiqur, Shakib and Tamim featured. They will be also seen in this year’s World Cup. Tigers’ success and failure in England will rely a lot on their performances. Fantastic four’s World Cup featIn batting, Mushfiq, Shakib and Tamim’s performance in 21 matches of the World Cup are more of the same. Mushfiq has scored 510 runs. Shakib has scored 540 runs with 23 wickets. Tamim scored 483 runs and skipper Mashrafe scored 165 runs in 16 matches with 18 wickets to his name.Their personal performance on a particular day is quite intriguing. Tamim's 51 in 2007 is still one of the best innings of a Bangladeshi batsman in the World Cup. Mushfiq's unbeaten 56 runs in that match is also very valuable. Mashrafe, who was adjudged as Man of the Match, ended with figures of 23/4 in 9.3 overs. Shakib did not get any wickets in that match but scored 53 runs.Tamim’s 95 was pivotal in Nelson in the 2015 World Cup. Bangladesh won that match ...

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