Full name Bikash Ranjan Das (Mahmudur Rahman)
Born July 14, 1982, Dhaka
Current age 33 years 139 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Dhaka Division
Also known as Rana
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Barisal, Jan 17-20, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999/00|
|Last List A||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Barisal, Jan 16, 2004 scorecard|
The original one-Test wonder from Bangladesh, Mahmudur Rahman (previously known as Bikash Ranjan Das) was a fiery left-arm fast bowler whose only flirtation with international cricket was the inaugural Test match against India at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka in November 2000.
He took the wicket of Sadagopan Ramesh and generally bowled at a decent pace with movement. But injuries as well as inconsistent performances in domestic cricket never let this Kishoreganj-born fast bowler's promising career take off.
He played first-class and club cricket till the 2004-05 season, by which time he had transformed himself into a left-arm spinner (to go with the times, as he said at the time). But the new avatar didn't last long and he slipped into cricketing oblivion, though he does play the odd game of weekend cricket with other retired cricketers.
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why