3. Mashrafe Mortaza
Every Indian cricket fan should remember the disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign. Along with that they will also remember Bangladeshi pacer Mashrafe Morataza’s sensational spell of 4/38. He was the first Bangladeshi pacer to clock speeds of 135+kph regularly.
Mortaza was Bangladesh’s strike bowler in his initial days. But later he became a stock bowler who kept things tight on one end. Due to frequent back injuries, Mortaza retired from Test cricket in 2009 but continued playing white-ball format.
In 2009 IPL season, Mortaza played for Kolkata Knight Riders in a match against Deccan Chargers. But unfortunately he conceded the most expensive spell of the season. He bowled 4 overs, gave 58 runs and couldn’t take a single wicket. He never played another IPL game and many might argue that he might not have been given sufficient opportunities.