Full Name

Mohammad Mahmudullah

Born

February 04, 1986, Mymensingh

Age

35y 255d

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
Test509472914150*33.49545653.4051633824381
ODI200174454469128*34.64580077.0532533770690
T20I1039521179464*24.241514118.490513955390
FC11420420655715235.631432981
List A28725756728613036.247421120
T2025723549467470*25.123923119.140173581521120
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test506634231958435/518/11045.533.4379.60010
ODI20013942053618783/43/446.385.1653.90000
T20I10364789945333/183/1828.637.1823.90000
FC114911150261437/9435.143.3063.70431
List A287744959871615/665/6637.184.8246.20110
T20257181261630551233/63/624.837.0021.20000
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Mahmudllah punches one to the off side
Mahmudullah tosses the coin ahead of Bangladesh vs Scotland
Mahmudullah receives the trophy from BCB chief Nazmul Hassan
Mahmudullah reacts after Bangladesh's victory in the fourth T20I against New Zealand
Mahmudullah sealed Bangladesh's slim chase
Mahmudullah flicks one on the way to his unbeaten 37