Mehidy Hasan handed all-format Bangladesh contract

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Aryan Surana

Mehidy Hasan Miraz's sparkling performances in both departments throughout 2022 have earned him an all-format BCB contract for the period January to December 2023. He joins Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed in the list of players with all-format contracts.

Mehidy previously had a contract for Tests and ODIs only, but proved his mettle in all three formats to earn a promotion. He scored 637 runs at 24.50 in 29 games across formats, and took 59 wickets at 30.55 with his incisive off-spin. The dimunitive all-rounder was particularly effective in ODIs, with 330 runs at 66 and 24 wickets at 28.20, including a Player-of-the-Series display against India in December. In the Dhaka Test later on that tour, he took a second-innings five-for to run India close in a chase of 145.