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Minhajul Abedin      

Full name Minhajul Abedin

Born September 25, 1965, Chittagong

Current age 49 years 63 days

Major teams Bangladesh, Chittagong Division

Also known as Nannu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Coach

Relation Brother - Nurul Abedin

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Ct St
ODIs 27 26 2 453 68* 18.87 909 49.83 0 2 2 0
First-class 24 36 3 1709 210 51.78 4 9 20 0
List A 65 62 6 1567 109* 27.98 1 12 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 27 18 546 511 13 2/39 2/39 39.30 5.61 42.0 0 0 0
First-class 24 841 332 12 3/27 27.66 2.36 70.0 0 0
List A 65 966 805 20 2/39 2/39 40.25 5.00 48.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v Pakistan at Moratuwa, Mar 31, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v Pakistan at Northampton, May 31, 1999 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Chittagong Division v Barisal Division at Comilla, Jan 10-13, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1985/86
Last List A Barisal Division v Chittagong Division at Barisal, Mar 3, 2004 scorecard
Profile

Wisden overview
As a 20-year-old, Minhajul Abedin played in Bangladesh's very first official one-day international, against Pakistan at Moratuwa in 1985-86. Thirteen years later, he bowed out of international cricket in style, when his seven vitally economical overs of offspin helped Bangladesh to their first (and, by mid-2003, only) victory over Test-playing opposition, against Pakistan at Northampton in the 1999 World Cup. In between whiles, Minhajul was a regular member of Bangladesh's middle order - and even captained them for two matches during the Asia Cup in 1990-91. But his record was inauspicious. He managed just two scores above 40 in his first 23 innings, and was only included in the 1999 World Cup squad at the last minute. Belatedly, however, he rose to the occasion, top-scoring against Scotland at Edinburgh (a performance that might have earned him the sobriquet, Abedin Angus ...) and compiling a gritty unbeaten 53 against the mighty Australians. After the tournament he retired on a high, but his correct technique and unflappable temperament kept him in the selectors' minds when Bangladesh were subsequently awarded Test status. In June 2002, at the age of 36, he was invited to join a national training camp, but the prospect of a Test debut has since receded.
Andrew Miller

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Oct 17, 2011

Mushfiqur Rahim, Minhajul Abedin and Akram Khan run to take shelter from the rain, Chittagong, October 17, 2011

Mushfiqur Rahim, Minhajul Abedin and Akram Khan run to take shelter from the rain

© AFP

Feb 28, 2001

Naimur Rahman and Minhajul Abedin, current and former skippers of Bangladesh giving polio vaccine to the children at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on the National Polio Polio Vaccination Day on December 17, 2000

Naimur Rahman and Minhajul Abedin, current and former skippers of Bangladesh

© International Cricket Council

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