Bangladesh did very well throughout the tournament © Getty Images
Bangladesh did very well throughout the tournament © AFP

Bangladesh were outstanding in the Asia Cup T20 2016, where they tasted success against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and even gave eventual champions India a major scare in the final. They have shown that they are no longer passengers in the world of full member countries, and that they can emulate what they have achieved in ODIs in T20Is as well. They played some captivating cricket in front of enthusiastic home crowds and continued their rise in world cricket. A good team performance requires individuals to step up. Rishad D’Souza rates these individual players in terms of their performances. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016 Final at Mirpur

Sabbir Rahman, 9.5/10: Sabbir was adjudged man of the tournament for his efforts in the tournament. He batted with great awareness of the situation in every game, and importantly produced his best in the most crucial circumstances.  He was the top-scorer in the tournament with 176 runs to his name from five innings at an average of 44 and a respectable strike-rate of 123.94. His knock of 80 against Sri Lanka, after both openers had fallen for ducks, was testimony to his class. ALSO READ: India in Asia Cup T20 2016: Marks out of 10

Al-Amin Hossain, 9/10: Al-Amin was comfortably the leading wicket-taker in the tournament proper. He picked 11 wickets from his five matches at an average of 12.18. His economy of 7.96 was on the higher side, but the sheer volume of wickets taken, makes that forgivable. He did exceptionally well against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, taking three wickets in each of those games.

Mahmadullah, 9/10: Mahmadullah was not only explosive with the bat, but also very handy with the ball. In his five innings he scored 121 runs, while getting dismissed only once, which means he averaged 121 too.  The strike-rate of 165.75 adds significant weightage to his performance in general. With the ball he picked four wickets at an average of 7 and a super-miserly economy of 7.

Shakib Al Hasan, 6/10: Shakib disappointed with the bat, but the bonus of being an all-rounder is that you can make up in one department for your deficiencies in the other, and Shakib did just that. From five games he picked five wickets at an average of 21.6, and a miserly economy of 6.48.

Soumya Sarkar, 4.5/10: By his own standards, Soumya Sarkar was quite a let down. In five games he managed to score just 94 runs from his opening position, averaging just 18.8 per game. The strike-rate of 106.81 does not do his case too much good either.

Mashrafe Mortaza, 4/10: Mortaza might be a great leader, but it is quite evident that his age is catching up and his abilities are on decline. From 5 innings he managed just 14 runs at a dubious average of 3.5. He did considerably better with the ball, taking five wickets from five games at an average of 22, and a economy of 7.12. He gets an additional mark for his inspirational captaincy.

Mustafizur Rahman, 4/10: Rahman was horrible in the first match against India, even though it was a surface suited to his style. He conceded 40 runs in his four overs. However, he came back well in the other two games that he played before getting sidelined with injury. In three innings he picked three wickets at an average of 24. His overall economy of six makes his efforts fairly responsible.

Arafat Sunny, 4/10: Sunny played only game, against Pakistan. It is difficult to make a call on him because while he did take two crucial wickets, he also conceded 35 runs from four overs. He will get extra rating for taking a wicket in the power play.

Mohammad Mithun, 3/10: Mithun batted in three innings, and managed to score a mere 48 runs at an average of 16. He had a mere strike-rate of 104.34 to go with that. From that tally of 48 runs, all but one run came in an innings against minnows UAE. He scored just one run in the tournament opener against India, and was out for a duck against Sri Lanka.

Nasir Hossain, 3/10: Nasir only played the final and in the three overs he bowled, conceded 22 runs. He bowled quite well and got the leading edge on a couple of occasions. The dew factor made his job more difficult, but he still maintained decent control in the pressure situation.

Nurul Hasan, 2.5/10: Nurul played only a couple of games and his batting was terrible, but he gets a couple of points for sublime work behind the stumps where he affected three stumpings in the two games.

Taskin Ahmed, 2/10: Taskin did not bowl to his potential in the tournament. In five games he picked just three wickets at a poor average of 30.66. His economy of 5.75 adds some respectability to the numbers, however. From two innings he scored 16 runs with the bat.

Imrul Kayes, 1.5/10: Imrul Kayes only played one game from which he scored a painful 14 runs from 24 balls. Bangladesh selectors were so unhappy with his performance, that they did not give him another chance through the remainder of the tournament.

Mushfiqur Rahman, 1/10: From five games, Mushfiqur Rahim scored all of just 40 runs at an average of 10. The strike-rate of 74.07 makes his batting that much more abysmal. Behind the stumps he took just two catches. It would not be fair to award him any more than one.

Tamim Iqbal, 1/10: Tamim played just a couple of games in the tournament and scored 20 runs. There were no other contributions from him in terms of catches or run outs either.

Abu Hider, 1/10: Hider played only one game in the tournament — the final. And he bowled just one over and conceded 14 runs from that without taking a wicket. Anyone who saw that over would know that he was unlucky on at least couple of occasions when edges travelled to the boundary. However, he did not get another chance to redeem himself.

(Rishad D’Souza, a reporter with CricketCountry, gave up hopes of playing Test cricket after a poor gully-cricket career. He now reports on the sport. You can follow @RDcric on Twitter)