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Mohammad Rafique
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Mohammad Rafique

Bangladesh|Allrounder
Mohammad Rafique

INTL CAREER: 1995 - 2008

Full Name

Mohammad Rafique

Born

September 05, 1970, Dhaka

Age

51y 15d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

An accurate, rhythmical slow left-armer, Rafique played in Bangladesh's inaugural Test in November 2000, and was far from outclassed, producing his side's most economical figures. His career hit the rocks shortly afterwards, when his bowling action was reported as suspect, but he bounced back in May 2003, with 6 for 77 against South Africa at Dhaka. It was the best bowling performance by a Bangladeshi in 19 Tests at the time - and only their third five-wicket haul - and it spurred Rafique on to greater things. Later in 2003 he was the leading wicket-taker in the series against England. He can bat a bit too, usually employing the long handle. His 77 at Hyderabad in May 1998 was instrumental in Bangladesh's victory over Kenya - surprisingly, their first in seven attempts - while in May 2004 he carved an astonishing 111 from No. 9 to help secure a precious first-innings lead against West Indies in St Lucia. His 5 for 65 helped Bangladesh win their first Test, against Zimbabwe at Chittagong early in 2005, and he also played a vital role in turning around the one-day series that followed. He was named Bangladesh's Cricketer of the Year for 2004-05, and survived a public training-ground argument with coach Dav Whatmore to play a role in the national side past his 36th birthday. Nine wickets as Bangladesh almost upset Australia at Fatullah in April 2006 edged him towards a notable double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests. Against Zimbabwe in November, Rafique became the first Bangladesh player to complete that double in one-day internationals. He reluctantly announced his retirement in 2008 after being looked over for selection in to the one-day side. However he went off in style by becoming the first Bangladesh bowler to take 100 Test wickets in his final match against South Africa in Chittagong. Post-retirement, he decided to take another shot at competitive cricket by joining the ICL in 2008. He was subsequently handed a 10-year ban by the BCB but he quit the league the following year.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test33636105911118.57163064.96141103470
ODI1251061711917713.38166371.610211029280
T20I110131313.005260.00003000
FC6210811174811118.0219230
List A1641382015517713.1403430
T2074122137.3316137.50003030
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3348874440761006/779/16040.762.7987.40370
ODI125124641447391255/475/4737.914.4351.30310
T20I11242211/221/2222.005.5024.00000
FC621630466402377/5228.012.4468.70122
List A164843058611845/165/1631.854.1745.80320
T2077147114114/74/710.364.6513.30100
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Mohammad Rafique strikes a pose
Mohammad Rafique speaks to Bangladesh's National Cricket Academy players
Playing in his final Test, Mohammad Rafique got a special memento for his 100 wickets
Mohammad Rafique celebrates his 100th Test wicket
Mohammad Rafique is congratulated by Mohammad Ashraful on his 100th Test wicket
Mohammad Rafique trains ahead of his final Test