Matches (21)
IPL (2)
Pakistan vs New Zealand (1)
PAK v WI [W] (1)
WI 4-Day (4)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ACC Premier Cup (2)
Women's QUAD (2)

Full Name

Mohammad Nazmul Hossain

Born

October 05, 1987, Hobigonj, Bangladesh

Age

36y 197d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

When news broke out that Nazmul Hossain will play against Pakistan in a Test match starting December 17, 2011, in what would be the second Test of his career, exactly seven years after his debut, one journalist asked what he might do if he had to play his third Test after an equivalent break. "If I play my third Test after seven years then my career is over," he said, smiling.

Nazmul has always been there and thereabouts, considered a one-day specialist mainly for his ability to contain batsmen, a skill that has also been construed as an inability to pick up wickets in the longer format. His ill luck too has played a part, with injuries hitting him at crucial moments just before various team selections.

His best moments have been in one-day cricket, with three performances standing out - two of them resulted in Bangladesh wins while one was memorable for the drama. In a tri-nation final in January 2009, Nazmul removed Upul Tharanga, Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Thushara to pin Sri Lanka to 6 for 5. Bangladesh lost this game but Nazmul's crucial final over in the first ODI in the 4-0 series win over New Zealand the next year again proved decisive. Unfortunately for him, however, his brilliant last over ended badly after he damaged a finger while attempting a return catch. In the 2012 Asia Cup game against Sri Lanka, Nazmul's three wickets - Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillekaratne Dilshan - never gave Sri Lanka a chance to post a big score. Bangladesh won and made it to the final for the first time ever.

Nazmul is one of the most popular members within the Bangladesh team, affectionately called bhai not particularly because of his age. Known for his humility, the Sylhet seamer was also regarded as the team's lucky charm after playing in the wins over Australia (in 2005) and Sri Lanka (in 2006) at a time when Bangladesh won very few games.
Mohammad Isam

Nazmul Hossain Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests2332919452/613/8038.803.5365.8000
ODIs383716491386444/404/4031.505.0437.4100
T20Is44426711/151/1567.009.5742.0000
FC52-63122950965/30-30.722.8065.7020
List A69-28272278724/404/4031.634.8339.2100
T20s1616252374122/92/931.168.9021.0000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests242168*8.002176.19002100
ODIs382113356*4.3712827.34000060
T20Is42233*-1520.00000000
FC5278206104910.51156439.0000--200
List A69422414328*7.9431944.8200--110
T20s166353*1.662718.51000020
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Nazmul Hossain bowls in the nets
Bangladesh players crowd Nazmul Hossain after taking a wicket
Nazmul Hossain celebrates an early wicket
Nazmul Hossain is pumped up after an early wicket
Mushfiqur Rahim is delighted with Nazmul Hossain for picking up a wicket
Nazmul Hossain took three top order wickets