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Though Bangladesh narrowly missed out on yet another ‘Bangla-wash’, but Mashrafe Mortaza’s boys took the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series 2-1 and created history. There have been quite few brilliant performances from the Bangladesh side against India. Sandipan Banerjee prepares a report card for the each and every member of the Bangladesh squad. 

Bangladesh cricket has now entered into its new era after creating history by beating India 2-1 in the three-match ODI series. The whole team played like a unit and outclassed a full-strength Indian team. From the Bangladesh team, there have been quite a few excellent performances.

Let’s have a look at the individual performances of each member of the Bangladesh squad. READ: India were comprehensively outclassed by Bangladesh; no fluke involved

1. Mustafizur Rahman (9.5/10): Undoubtedly, this 19-year-old ‘wonder-kid’ has been Bangladesh’s best performer in this series. In his debut series, Mustafizur became the highest wicket-taker in a bilateral series with 13 wickets in three matches. In his first two games, Mustafizur took one five-for and one six-wicket haul. He was judged Man of the Match in back-to-back games for his brilliant performances. He was also named the Man of the Series. READ: Mustafizur’s and other great Bangladesh ODI performances against India

2. Shakib Al Hasan (8/10): Shakib Al Hasan was expected to be Bangladesh’s main weapon, both with bat and ball. He didn’t disappoint. Shakib scored 123 runs in three games. He played a match-winning unbeaten knock of 52 in the second ODI. With ball, Shakib took three wickets with an economy rate of 4.12. Overall, it was a good series for him.

3. Soumya Sarkar (7/10): This youngster from Satkhira is the one for the future. Despite of his limited experience in this level of cricket, this southpaw batted with lot of maturity and class at the top of the batting order. He scored 128 runs in three games with an impressive strike rate of 105.78. This cricketer has all the potential to be one of the big names in Bangladesh cricket.

4. Sabbir Rahman (6.5/10): Sabbir Rahman was quite impressive for Bangladesh in this series. He  played couple of matured innings. This right-hander scored 106 runs in three games with an average of 53.00. He was very impressive in the field as well.

5. Nasir Hossain (6.5/10): Nasir Hossain included in the team in the absence of Mahmudullah and he utilised this opportunity to its full extent. He was impressive with both bat and ball and took some important catches. In fact, in part time off-spin has proven more than handy for Bangladesh.

6. Mashrafe Mortaza (6/10) As a player, this experience Bangladesh cricket hand an average series. He got only 4 wickets in three games. But Mortaza will get some points for his attacking captaincy. He lead the team exceptionally and behind this success story of Bangladesh, Mortaza has played key role. He installed his passion into the whole team and they played as a unit. READ: Bangladesh should now get the respect which they truly deserve

7. Taskin Ahmed (5.5/10): This young talented fast bowler played just two games and was decent. In the first ODI, he was the one who started the collapse for India with the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. He bowled with pace an aggression.

8. Tamim Iqbal (5/10): This free flowing ‘Bangla-batsman’ was expected to perform better. But apart from a half-century in the first ODI of the series, he didn’t contribute significantly.

9. Litton Das (4.5/10): This young wicketkeeper-batsman was drafted in the squad for this series. In the last two games, he kept wickets and did a good job. In batting order, he was sent to bat at No. 3, where this right-hander played couple of good knocks. READ: Bangladesh have shown tremendous depth in quality since ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

10. Mushfiqur Rahim (4/10): Mushfiqur Rahim’s performance was also very disappointing. He kept wickets in the first game but in the next two matches, Rahim only played as a batsman. With bat he failed to impress and got out playing poor shots couple of times.

11. Rubel Hossain (3/10): Rubel had a poor series. He was expensive and only managed to take two wickets from three games. Much more were expected from him.

12. Arafat Sunny (2.5/10): The left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny played only one game in which he failed to tame the Indian batsmen.

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting, and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)