Full name Mohammad Salim
Born October 15, 1981, Ferryghat, Khulna
Current age 35 years 97 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Khulna Division
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Apr 24-27, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, May 1-4, 2003 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 17, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Chittagong Division v Khulna Division at Bogra, Feb 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Jan 19, 2009 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|19, 1c/1s||Khulna Div||v Chittagong D||Bogra||13 Feb 2014||FC|
|5, 2c/0s||Khulna Div||v Rajshahi Div||Savar (2)||19 Jan 2009||LA|
|49*||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Div||Fatullah||17 Jan 2009||LA|
|1||Khulna Div||v Chittagong D||Savar||15 Jan 2009||LA|
|23||Khulna Div||v Rajshahi Div||Fatullah||7 Jan 2009||LA|
|1, 7||Khulna Div||v Rajshahi Div||Rajshahi||21 Dec 2008||FC|
|2, 7*||Khulna Div||v Dhaka Div||Khulna||14 Dec 2008||FC|
|38, 0c/0s, 0, 1c/0s||Khulna Div||v Chittagong D||Khulna||1 Dec 2008||FC|
|1, 2||Khulna Div||v Barisal Div||Khulna||24 Nov 2008||FC|
|0/7, 48||Khulna Div||v Sylhet Div||Sylhet||18 Nov 2008||FC|
Brought in to replace Khaled Mashud in 2003, Mohammad Salim knew his time with the national team would depend on the selectors' willingness to do without the former national captain. Mashud was under enquiry by the BCB after the 2003 World Cup debacle, and three matches into the subsequent tri-series involving South Africa and India, Salim was called up by the new set of selectors as a means to punish Mashud. The Khulna-born wicketkeeper had one dismissal in his ODI debut, before being picked for the two Tests against South Africa. He aggregated 49 runs in the series, and was dropped thereafter in favor of Mashud.
But Salim had better memories for Khulna, for whom he played till the 2008-09 season, scoring a few runs and a effecting plenty of dismissals. He continues to play club cricket, though he had to give up his Khulna spot for younger wicketkeepers.
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