Premier Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been named in the teenage riot Test XI picked by Wisden, one of the leading cricket magazines. The XI featured no more than two players from one country and rather than focusing on the performances as youngsters, Wisden assessed how their overall careers panned out.
Mushfiqur was picked as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the XI. Wisden wrote about this selection, "Still going strong at 33 years old, Mushfiqur Rahim already ranks as one of his country's greatest cricketers. The diminutive, feisty wicketkeeper is the only gloveman to make more than one Test double hundred, and he has 60 per cent of all 200-plus scores by Bangladeshis to his name."
Captained by Imran Khan, the XI has some giants of the game in the form of Sachin Tendulkar, Garry Sobers, Wasim Akram and Anil Kumble. Pat Cummins, apart from Mushfiqur, is the only active cricketer named in the XI.
Mushfiqur wrote on his official Facebook page, "Alhamdulillah. What a great feeling to be part of a team featuring so many legends! I am truly honoured to be part of the Wisden's Teenage Riot Test XI!"
Wisden's Teenage Riot XI: Neil Harvey, Sachin Tendulkar, Denis Compton, Martin Crowe, Graeme Pollock, Garry Sobers, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Imran Khan (C), Anil Kumble, Wasim Akram, Pat Cummins