Aftab Ahmed      

Full name Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury

Born November 10, 1985, Chittagong

Current age 28 years 285 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Chittagong Division, Chittagong Kings, Dhaka Warriors, East Zone (Bangladesh)

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Aftab Ahmed Chowdhury
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 31 3 582 82* 20.78 1173 49.61 0 1 78 3 7 0
ODIs 85 85 6 1954 92 24.73 2353 83.04 0 14 205 49 29 0
T20Is 11 11 1 228 62* 22.80 178 128.08 0 1 26 6 4 0
First-class 61 111 9 2502 129 24.52 4438 56.37 1 9 35 0
List A 121 121 7 2783 92 24.41 3451 80.64 0 19 38 0
Twenty20 28 26 2 343 62* 14.29 313 109.58 0 1 41 6 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 9 344 237 5 2/31 2/31 47.40 4.13 68.8 0 0 0
ODIs 85 30 739 656 12 5/31 5/31 54.66 5.32 61.5 0 1 0
T20Is 11 1 2 8 0 - - - 24.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 61 2508 1159 38 7/39 30.50 2.77 66.0 2 1 0
List A 121 1398 1126 21 5/31 5/31 53.61 4.83 66.5 0 1 0
Twenty20 28 2 8 24 0 - - - 18.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong, Oct 26-29, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Mar 12-16, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Birmingham, Sep 12, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Mar 5, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Bangladesh at Bridgetown, May 5, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Rajshahi Division v Chittagong Division at Savar (3), Apr 12-14, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Gazi Tank Cricketers v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Savar (2), Nov 25, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Abahani Limited v UCB-BCB Eleven at Sylhet, Dec 26, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/40, 24, 8 Chittagong D v Rajshahi Div Savar (3) 12 Apr 2014 FC
4/47, 31*, 26 Chittagong D v Dhaka Div Rangpur 6 Feb 2014 FC
0/6, 2, 4/28, 0 Chittagong D v Dhaka Metro Bogra 30 Jan 2014 FC
13 Abahani Ltd v UCB-BCB XI Sylhet 26 Dec 2013 T20
1 Abahani Ltd v Prime Bank Sylhet 25 Dec 2013 T20
4 Abahani Ltd v Mohammedan Sylhet 23 Dec 2013 T20
33 Abahani Ltd v UCB-BCB XI Sylhet 22 Dec 2013 T20
18 Gazi Tank v Mohammedan Savar (2) 25 Nov 2013 LA
2 Gazi Tank v Sheikh Jamal Fatullah 23 Nov 2013 LA
45 Gazi Tank v Prime Bank Dhaka 22 Nov 2013 LA
Profile

Aftab Ahmed first came to the attention of the Bangladeshi selectors after scoring 79 against South Africa in the Under-19 World Cup in 2002, and the following year he was pitched into the Test squad to face England, despite having failed to impress in two earlier warm-up matches. His selection was initially viewed with suspicion by the local media, who regarded Aftab as something of a one-day cowboy, and indeed his desire to belt the cover off the ball has resulted in some all-too-brief performances. His potential, however, is plain to see, and his selection for the seminal tour of England early in 2005 was evidence of the selectors' faith, which he repaid at Chester-le-Street with a defiant, carefree 82 not out, the highest score for Bangladesh in the Test series. He also finished off the historic one-day win over Australia at Cardiff, smashing Jason Gillespie for four and six to seal victory. His medium-pacers have potential as well, as he showed with an astonishing one-day haul of 5 for 31 against New Zealand in November 2004. He led Bangladesh to a 3-2 series victory with an unbeaten 81 in the final match against Zimbabwe in January 2005. Since then, barring that run-a-ball 82 at the Riverside, he's hit a lean patch: he hasn't reached 30 in a Test, while in one-dayers he hit a couple of fifties against the Kenyans early in 2006, but failed to impress against Australia. On the tours of Zimbabwe and Kenya in August, Aftab delighted everyone with his all-out attack attitude but often threw it away when he promised so much more. He struck five fifties in eleven innings against Zimbabwe and Scotland since the Champions Trophy in October but a century still eludes him. He reached a career best of 92 against Zimbabwe in February 2007. However, his international career was put on hold when he joined the Bangladesh exodus to the rebel Indian Cricket League and was banned for ten years. After one season, he quit the ICL and made himself available for selection again. His first assignment after his recall was the tri-series at home in January 2010.
Andrew Miller December 2009

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Mar 15, 2010

Tim Bresnan removed Aftab Ahmed during an impressive spell, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 15, 2010

Tim Bresnan removed Aftab Ahmed during an impressive spell

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Mar 13, 2010

Graeme Swann struck once again in his first over to have Aftab Ahmed caught by Ian Bell at short leg, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 13, 2010

Graeme Swann struck once again in his first over to have Aftab Ahmed caught by Ian Bell at short leg

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Mar 13, 2010

Graeme Swann removed Aftab Ahmed in his first over, Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, March 13, 2010

Graeme Swann removed Aftab Ahmed in his first over

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Tournament Results
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 15, 2013
Dhaka won by 4 runs
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