Mohammad Rafique      

Full name Mohammad Rafique

Born September 5, 1970, Dhaka

Current age 44 years 77 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Asia XI, Dhaka Division, Dhaka Warriors, Sylhet Division

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Mohammad Rafique
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 63 6 1059 111 18.57 1630 64.96 1 4 110 34 7 0
ODIs 125 106 17 1191 77 13.38 1663 71.61 0 2 110 29 28 0
T20Is 1 1 0 13 13 13.00 5 260.00 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 62 108 11 1748 111 18.02 1 9 23 0
List A 164 138 20 1551 77 13.14 0 3 43 0
Twenty20 7 4 1 22 13 7.33 16 137.50 0 0 3 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 48 8744 4076 100 6/77 9/160 40.76 2.79 87.4 3 7 0
ODIs 125 124 6414 4739 125 5/47 5/47 37.91 4.43 51.3 3 1 0
T20Is 1 1 24 22 1 1/22 1/22 22.00 5.50 24.0 0 0 0
First-class 62 16304 6640 237 7/52 28.01 2.44 68.7 12 2
List A 164 8430 5861 184 5/16 5/16 31.85 4.17 45.8 3 2 0
Twenty20 7 7 147 114 11 4/7 4/7 10.36 4.65 13.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Feb 29-Mar 3, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Sharjah, Apr 5, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI Africa XI v Asia XI at Chennai, Jun 10, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
Only T20I Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Feb 29-Mar 3, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1994/95
Last List A Dhaka Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Jan 8, 2008 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Dhaka Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Apr 19, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/18, 7 Dhaka Div v Rajshahi Div Dhaka 19 Apr 2010 T20
2/6 Dhaka Div v Rajshahi Div Dhaka 17 Apr 2010 T20
0, 1/27 Dhaka Div v Chittagong D Dhaka 16 Apr 2010 T20
2/7 Dhaka Div v Khulna Div Dhaka 15 Apr 2010 T20
2*, 4/7 Dhaka Div v Sylhet Div Savar (2) 13 Apr 2010 T20
0/27 Dhaka Div v Barisal Div Dhaka 12 Apr 2010 T20
1/30, 16 ICL Bdesh v ICL India XI Ahmedabad 25 Nov 2008 Other T20
3/20, 20 ICL Bdesh v ICL World XI Ahmedabad 23 Nov 2008 Other T20
2, 2/48 Dhaka v Lahore Ahmedabad 7 Nov 2008 Other T20
0, 3/31 Dhaka v Ahmedabad Panchkula 3 Nov 2008 Other T20
Profile

An accurate, rhythmical slow left-armer, Rafique played in Bangladesh's inaugural Test in November 2000, and was far from outclassed, producing his side's most economical figures. His career hit the rocks shortly afterwards, when his bowling action was reported as suspect, but he bounced back in May 2003, with 6 for 77 against South Africa at Dhaka. It was the best bowling performance by a Bangladeshi in 19 Tests at the time - and only their third five-wicket haul - and it spurred Rafique on to greater things. Later in 2003 he was the leading wicket-taker in the series against England. He can bat a bit too, usually employing the long handle. His 77 at Hyderabad in May 1998 was instrumental in Bangladesh's victory over Kenya - surprisingly, their first in seven attempts - while in May 2004 he carved an astonishing 111 from No. 9 to help secure a precious first-innings lead against West Indies in St Lucia. His 5 for 65 helped Bangladesh win their first Test, against Zimbabwe at Chittagong early in 2005, and he also played a vital role in turning around the one-day series that followed. He was named Bangladesh's Cricketer of the Year for 2004-05, and survived a public training-ground argument with coach Dav Whatmore to play a role in the national side past his 36th birthday. Nine wickets as Bangladesh almost upset Australia at Fatullah in April 2006 edged him towards a notable double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests. Against Zimbabwe in November, Rafique became the first Bangladesh player to complete that double in one-day internationals. He reluctantly announced his retirement in 2008 after being looked over for selection in to the one-day side. However he went off in style by becoming the first Bangladesh bowler to take 100 Test wickets in his final match against South Africa in Chittagong. Post-retirement, he decided to take another shot at competitive cricket by joining the ICL in 2008. He was subsequently handed a 10-year ban by the BCB but he quit the league the following year.
Simon Briggs

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Jan 11, 2010

Mohammad Rafique strikes a pose, Dhaka, January 11, 2010

Mohammad Rafique strikes a pose

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Aug 2, 2008

Mohammad Rafique speaks to Bangladesh's National Cricket Academy players, Mirpur, August 2, 2008

Mohammad Rafique speaks to Bangladesh's National Cricket Academy players

© TigerCricket.com

Mar 3, 2008

Playing in his final Test, Mohammad Rafique got a special memento for his 100 wickets, Bangladesh v South Africa, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 4th day, March 3, 2008

Playing in his final Test, Mohammad Rafique got a special memento for his 100 wickets

© AFP

Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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