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Full name Mohammad Sharif
Born December 12, 1983, Narayanganj, Dhaka
Current age 30 years 226 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Biman Bangladesh, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Dhaka Division, Dhaka Warriors, Rangpur Riders, Victoria Sporting Club
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 6 in
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2001 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Jul 3-5, 2007 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Apr 7, 2001 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Feb 9, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Savar (3), May 3-6, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||Victoria Sporting Club v Gazi Tank Cricketers at Dhaka, Nov 9, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Prime Bank Cricket Club v UCB-BCB Eleven at Dhaka, Dec 31, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/58, 3, 1/2, 15*||Cent Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Savar (3)||3 May 2014||FC|
|1/25, 36||Dhaka Div||v Khulna Div||Cox's Bazar||19 Apr 2014||FC|
|79, 1/71, 10, 2/57||Dhaka Div||v Dhaka Metro||Bogra||27 Feb 2014||FC|
|0/18, 0/19||Dhaka Div||v Rajshahi Div||Savar (4)||20 Feb 2014||FC|
|9, 6/83, 15||Dhaka Div||v Sylhet Div||Khulna||13 Feb 2014||FC|
|1, 2/38, 1/39||Dhaka Div||v Chittagong D||Rangpur||6 Feb 2014||FC|
|78, 3/49, 4/76||Dhaka Div||v Rangpur Div||Rajshahi||30 Jan 2014||FC|
|1/18||Prime Bank||v UCB-BCB XI||Dhaka||31 Dec 2013||T20|
|3*, 0/21||Prime Bank||v Abahani Ltd||Dhaka||29 Dec 2013||T20|
|9, 0/24||Prime Bank||v Mohammedan||Sylhet||22 Dec 2013||T20|
Mohammad Sharif forced his way into the national side in 2001 as a 17-year-old on the back of impressive performances in the National League. He was one of the rare bowlers in Bangladesh who could do the reverse-swing. Side by side, Sharif is a handy right-hand lower-order batsman, having made a name for himself in his hometown Narayanganj as a big-hitting taped-tennis batsman who had 16 centuries before making his Test debut.
After a reasonable start to his international career, he lost his place in 2002 and then broke down with a niggling groin injury shortly after the 2003 World Cup which required a series of operations in India and Australia. His comeback, which only started after a nine-month lay-off, was slow. He finally returned to the national side when picked for the tour of Zimbabwe, almost four years after his last appearance.
He risked his future with Bangladesh when he joined the exodus to the rebel ICL in 2008. He was subsequently handed a 10-year ban by the BCB but he quit the league the following year and is plying his trade in the NCL for Dhaka.
Martin Williamson and ESPNcricinfo staff
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