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Mahmudullah
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Mahmudullah

Bangladesh|allrounder
Mahmudullah

INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2021

Full Name

Mohammad Mahmudullah

Born

February 04, 1986, Mymensingh

Age

35y 71d

Also Known As

Riyad

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(brother-in-law)

TEAMS

An allrounder who bowls tidy offspin and bats in the middle order, Mahmudullah has spent the last three years figuring out how fickle form can be. In late 2012, he was the star who derailed West Indies to their first ODI series defeat in Bangladesh, and was a step away from captaincy. A poor season later, his place was continually questioned and he was even dropped for the 2014 Asia Cup. After another five months, Mahmudullah finally found form and became an automatic choice.

Born in Mymensingh, a district located 115km to the north of Dhaka, Mahmudullah learned his game in his hometown before coming to the capital to take part in the ACC U15 tournament in 2000. He played in the 2004 U19 World Cup at home, and the following year made his first-class debut for Bangladesh A. He also spent part of that year in the MCC Young Cricketers and became a regular club and first-class cricketer back home in the 2005-06 season.

He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2007 and was labeled a limited-overs specialist for some time and he delivered in short bursts, hardly setting the world on fire. But his eight-wicket haul on Test debut (including a five-for in the second innings) against West Indies in 2009 spurred him on as he suddenly averaged 193 with the bat in the ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka later that year.

It got better as he slammed his one and only international hundred, in a one-off Test against New Zealand in Hamilton. The crowd held their breath as he drove the fast bowlers imperiously through the covers, fleetingly drawing comparisons with India's VVS Laxman. His most telling contribution so far has been the 159 runs he made against West Indies in the home ODI series in 2012. He was holding the innings together as well as playing the match-winning role. The next two years were a struggle, but after a reasonable performance against Zimbabwe in the 2014 winter, he confirmed his place in the 2015 World Cup squad.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test49936276414631.77517853.3741632123381
ODI194168454262128*34.65551577.2832332965650
T20I898118150764*23.921222123.320412248320
FC11320319640715234.821332981
List A28125156707913036.307401080
T2022620641417970*25.323443121.370143271391020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test496533991949435/518/11045.323.4479.00010
ODI19413741443572763/43/447.005.1754.50000
T20I8955711864313/183/1827.877.2922.90000
FC113908750171437/9435.083.3163.50431
List A281738859411595/665/6637.364.8246.40110
T20226158229227141043/63/626.097.1022.00000
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Mahmudullah provided some late defiance
Mahmudullah's blows took Bangladesh closer to 300
Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah exchange smiles at the toss
Gemcon Khulna's Shakib al Hasan and Mahmudullah (in the background) gear up for the Bangabandhu T20 Cup
Mahmudullah does the elbow shake with a team-mate
No handshakes - Mahmudullah does the elbow shake with a team-mate