Full name Gemaal Maqsood Hussain
Born October 10, 1983, Waltham Forest, London
Current age 33 years 166 days
Major teams Essex 2nd XI, Gloucestershire, Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire Cricket Board, Somerset, Sussex 2nd XI, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class debut||Kent v Gloucestershire at Beckenham, Jun 30-Jul 3, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Australians at Taunton, Jun 26-29, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||Nottinghamshire v Gloucestershire at Nottingham, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v New Zealand A at Northampton, Jul 31, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Worcestershire v Gloucestershire at Worcester, May 25, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Essex v Somerset at Chelmsford, Jun 15, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|25, 1/46, 3, 0/23||Nthants 2nd||v Warwcks 2nd||Solihull||27 Apr 2015||Other|
|5/95, 9, 16*||Nthants 2nd||v Worcs 2nd XI||Kidderminster||20 Aug 2014||Other|
|33, 4/107||Nthants 2nd||v Surr 2nd XI||Guildford||5 Aug 2014||Other|
|3/101||Northants||v NZ A||Northampton||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|19, 1/56||Nthants 2nd||v Essex 2nd XI||Coggeshall||25 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|3/43, 30, 2/46||Nthants 2nd||v Essex 2nd XI||Coggeshall||22 Jul 2014||Other|
|2/63, 5*, 1/82||Nthants 2nd||v Smrst 2nd XI||Milton Keynes||8 Jul 2014||Other|
|1, 1/28||Nthants 2nd||v Smrst 2nd XI||Milton Keynes||7 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|8, 5/50, 4/104||Nthants 2nd||v Glouc 2nd XI||Alveston||1 Jul 2014||Other|
|3/41||Nthants 2nd||v Glouc 2nd XI||Alveston||30 Jun 2014||Other OD|
Gemaal Hussain was made to wait for a professional career. He journeyed around playing for the second XIs of five counties before Gloucestershire finally offered him a contract and he swapped Bradford league cricket for Nevil Road, making his debut in 2009 against Kent at Beckenham. He is a tall fast bowler who can swing the ball and has proved himself in the step up to first-class cricket.
In 2010 he went straight into Gloucestershire's County Championship side and tore up Division Two with 67 wickets at 23.24 - the second-best return in county cricket - to almost help his side to promotion. Having missed out, Gloucestershire were unable to persuade Hussain to stay and he left for Somerset. After starting well with 6 for 33 against Worcestershire, things weren't as easy at Taunton and he took only 22 wickets at 44.86 in nine matches in 2011 before injury limited him to just six first-class games in 2012.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?