Mustafizur Rahman made an impressive debut yesterday against India as he took the responsibility upon himself of destroying the Indian batting line-up single handedly.

Credit goes to the Bangladesh selectors and captain Mashrafe Mortaza for showing faith in the 19 year old left arm pacer hailing from Khulna. Mashrafe let  Rahman open the bowling attack or Bangladesh instead of himself or fiery pacer Rubel Hossain.

Mustafizur did go for some runs in his initial overs but he came strongly later on in his spells, dismissing Rohit Sharma first. Sharma completed his half century and was looking in a good touch but then he sent the ball high in the air and was caught by Mortaza in the mid-off.

Then came the turn of struggling Ajinkya Rahane who was dismissed of a Nasir Hossain catch.

Rahman did not stop here but also took the initiative to send back dangerous Suresh Raina with a brilliant off cutter.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the fourth victim of Mustafizur and was dismissed for a duck courtesy of a Rahim’s catch. Rahman rounded off his five fer with the wicket of Jadeja. 

Mustafizur could have scalped his sixth if he would have caught Mohit Sharma of his own delivery but missed the chance as he looked running low on fitness.

He ended the day with outstanding figures 9.2-1-50-5 for a debutant.

Mustafizur’s action gave him an advantage as he could easily deceive the batsmen with his slower deliveries as it looked impossible for them to differentiate the slower one from the normal.

The 19 year old has got a good pace but he needs to work on his fitness level which will help him to enhance his pace and become gem of a bowler who can serve Bangladesh for a long time.

But there are 8 other bowlers who have bowled better than Mustafizur on debut. 

Here is a list of top 10 ODI bowlers with best debut figures:

Player Name

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wickets

Economy

Team

Opposition

Date

FH Edwards

7

1

22

6

3.14

WI

Zim

29/11/2003

AIC Dodemaide

7.2

0

21

5

2.86

Aus

SL

02/01/1988

SHU Karnain

8

1

26

5

3.25

Sl

NZ

31/03/1984

A Codrington

9

3

27

5

3.00

Canada

Ban

11/02/2003

Taskin Ahmed

8

0

28

5

3.50

Ban

Ind

17/06/2014

AA Donald

8.4

0

29

5

3.34

SA

Ind

10/11/1991

BV Vittori

10

0

30

5

3.00

Zim

Ban

12/08/2011

CA Young

10

0

46

5

4.60

Ire

Scotland

8/09/2014

Mustafizur

9.2

1

50

5

5.35

Ban

Ind

18/06/2015

TCB Fernanndo

9.0

0

67

5

7.44

SL

Zim

26/10/2001

*Stats updated till 19th June,2015  

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