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Hannan Sarkar
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Hannan Sarkar

Bangladesh
Hannan Sarkar

INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2004

Full Name

Abdul Hannan Sarkar

Born

December 01, 1982, Dhaka

Age

38y 363d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

Hannan Sarkar was a technically sound opening batsman who didn't quite live up to expectations. He was organised and patient at the crease, and was good enough to score half-centuries in each innings of a Test against Australia in Australia, defying a bowling attack which included Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee and Stuart MacGill for over five hours over the entire match. His 197-minute 76 in the first innings of that match poured cold water on the prediction of the late David Hookes, the former Australia batsman, who had said had Australia would wrap up the Test on the first day itself.

Hannan scored only five half-centuries in his 17 Tests, but three of them came in Australia and South Africa, which says a bit about his batting ability. However, after an extremely promising start to his international career, he was let down by an inflexibility of technique. In the space of two seasons, he was removed by West Indies left-arm paceman Pedro Collins thrice off the first ball of a Test match in Dhaka, Gros Islet and Kingston, making him the second player, after Sunil Gavaskar, to suffer that fate. Part of his problem with the early dismissal was the fondness of shouldering arms to the first few balls he faced, resulting in two of those infamous dismissals to Collins during Bangladesh's tour of West Indies in 2003-04. His last Test was against New Zealand at home where he scored 0 and 1 and was jettisoned by the exasperated selectors.

Hannan however continues to play first-class and Dhaka club cricket, though he has only two hundreds in the longer-version for Barisal.

Hannan's career lasted just 37 international matches, but he could have easily given more service to the country had there been more flexibility in his technique and a hungrier attitude.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test173306627620.06141946.650590070
ODI202003836119.1571353.710336280
FC921701426712125.24229430
List A81790163311620.67112280
T207701044414.8567155.220017240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test17------------
ODI2013130---26.00-000
FC9226531544365/5842.883.4973.610
List A8150442684/354/3553.255.0763.0100
T207------------
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Barisal's Hannan Sarkar made 70 off 88 balls
Hannan Sarkar pulls on his way to 85
Hannan Sarkar is bowled by Matthew Hoggard
Hannan Sarker
Hannan Sarker and Mushfiqur Rahman inspect the outfield at Bulawayo
Hannan Sarker and Mushfiqur Rahman inspect the outfield at Bulawayo