Full name Mohammad Nazmul Hossain
Born October 5, 1987, Hobigonj, Bangladesh
Current age 27 years 296 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Under-19s, BCB Development Squad, Sylhet Division, Sylhet Royals
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 17-20, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Dec 17-21, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v South Africa at Birmingham, Sep 12, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 22, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 2, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague, Jul 25, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 17-20, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sylhet Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Mar 9-12, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bangladesh v South Africa at Birmingham, Sep 12, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kalabagan Cricket Academy v Kalabagan Krira Chakra at Dhaka, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Ireland v Bangladesh A at Eglinton, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Chittagong Kings v Sylhet Royals at Dhaka, Feb 18, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/27, 0*, 1/37||Sylhet Div||v Barisal Div||Dhaka||9 Mar 2015||FC|
|6, 1/35, 0/9||Sylhet Div||v Dhaka Div||Fatullah||16 Feb 2015||FC|
|0/47, 2, 2/30||Sylhet Div||v Rangpur Div||Savar (3)||1 Feb 2015||FC|
|0/43, 32, 20||Sylhet Div||v Khulna Div||Savar (2)||25 Jan 2015||FC|
|9||Kalabagan CA||v Kalabagan KC||Dhaka||7 Dec 2014||LA|
|0*, 1/22||Rupganj||v Kalabagan CA||Savar (4)||30 Nov 2014||LA|
|0*, 0/10||Rupganj||v Brothers||Savar (3)||27 Nov 2014||LA|
|2/10, 0, 0/21, 1*||Sylhet Div||v Chittagong D||Savar (3)||19 Apr 2014||FC|
|1/34, 4, 0/3, 0||Sylhet Div||v Rangpur Div||Fatullah (Outer)||12 Apr 2014||FC|
|0/19, 27||Sylhet Div||v Barisal Div||Barisal||27 Feb 2014||FC|
When news broke out that Nazmul Hossain will play against Pakistan in a Test match starting December 17, 2011, in what would be the second Test of his career, exactly seven years after his debut, one journalist asked what he might do if he had to play his third Test after an equivalent break. "If I play my third Test after seven years then my career is over," he said, smiling.
Nazmul has always been there and thereabouts, considered a one-day specialist mainly for his ability to contain batsmen, a skill that has also been construed as an inability to pick up wickets in the longer format. His ill luck too has played a part, with injuries hitting him at crucial moments just before various team selections.
His best moments have been in one-day cricket, with three performances standing out - two of them resulted in Bangladesh wins while one was memorable for the drama. In a tri-nation final in January 2009, Nazmul removed Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Thushara to pin Sri Lanka to 6 for 5. Bangladesh lost this game but Nazmul's crucial final over in the first ODI in the 4-0 series win over New Zealand the next year again proved decisive. Unfortunately for him, however, his brilliant last over ended badly after he damaged a finger while attempting a return catch. In the 2012 Asia Cup game against Sri Lanka, Nazmul's three wickets - Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillekaratne Dilshan - never gave Sri Lanka a chance to post a big score. Bangladesh won and made it to the final for the first time ever.
Nazmul is one of the most popular members within the Bangladesh team, affectionately called bhai not particularly because of his age. Known for his humility, the Sylhet seamer was also regarded as the team's lucky charm after playing in the wins over Australia (in 2005) and Sri Lanka (in 2006) at a time when Bangladesh won very few games.
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