Mahmudullah

Bangladesh
Age
February 4, 1986 (35 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Mymensingh
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Bangladesh
Bowling Style
Off break

Senior Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah has been a regular member of the national team for over a decade. A lower middle-order batsman and a handy off-spinner, Mahmudullah fits perfectly in the national team lineup, particularly in the limited-overs formats.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Dhaka Division, Dhaka Metropolis, Bangladesh Under-19, Bangladesh Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh Central Zone, Bangladesh South Zone, Jamaica Tallawahs, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Gazi Tank Cricketers, Abahani Limited, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Barisal Bulls, Quetta Gladiators, Gazi Group Cricketers, Khulna Tigers, Mahmudullah XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
206
179
45
4609
128*
34.4
6031
76.42
3
27
347
71
T20I
100
91
20
1714
64*
24.14
1447
118.45
0
5
131
54
Test
48
89
6
2797
150*
34.11
5273
53.04
5
18
319
23
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
206
138
4193
3607
78
3/4
5.16
46.24
53.76
0
0
0
T20I
100
62
779
931
33
3/18
7.17
28.21
23.61
0
0
0
Test
48
63
3369
1919
43
5/51
3.42
44.63
78.35
0
1
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Born in Mymensingh, Mahmudullah became famous in the ACC U15 tournament held in 2000. He went on to represent Bangladesh in age-group cricket, playing the 2004 U19 World Cup at home. By 2005, Mahmudullah made his first-class debut for Bangladesh A and has had a rather successful career over the last few years.

 

Mahmudullah’s ODI Сareer

Having made his debut first in One Day Internationals, Mahmudullah has played for Bangladesh in the total of 188 ODIs, amassing 4070 runs at an average of 33.63 with three hundreds and 21 half-centuries. He also has 76 wickets in the format at an average of 46.85. His ODI debut came against Sri Lanka in 2007 at Colombo. He picked up two key wickets and made a handy 36 on his debut, making an instant impression on the audience in his first national game. By 2012, Mahmudullah helped Bangladesh to score their maiden series win over West Indies at home and was regarded as a potential captaincy candidate. However, his poor form led to the lack of success in 2014 although he made an impressive comeback soon after to become the mainstay in the team. In 275 List A games, Mahmudullah has scored 6887 runs with seven centuries and 38 fifties.

T20I Сareer

Mahmudullah made his T20I debut in Nairobi against Kenya in September 2007. Mahmudullah has been a regular starter in the T20I side since then, playing 87 T20Is and making 1475 runs at an average slightly less than 25. He also has 31 wickets in the format with the best of 3/18. Mahmudullah’s stump-to-stump bowling has resulted in him being used as a run-stopper in the middle overs of this format. He has an economy rate of 7.29 and an average of 27.87. He has demonstrated more bowling performance in T20Is than in ODIs and quite often Mahmudullah has achieved everything that has been asked of him. He has four half-centuries in International T20Is with two of the four coming against Zimbabwe. His career-best score of 64* came against West Indies in Dhaka in 2012. He has skippered the Bangladesh T20I side in 12 T20Is during the last two years and is considered to lead them in the next T20 World Cup.

Mahmudullah’s Test Сareer

Despite being regarded as a limited-overs cricketer, Mahmudullah has had gained enough success in the longest format of the game to play 49 matches. He made his Test debut in June 2009 against West Indies at Kingston and picked up eight wickets in his debut game as Bangladesh won by 95 runs. Since then, he has mostly been a batting all-rounder in the side although his handy off-spin has yielded 43 wickets at an average in the mid-40s. Mahmudullah has four centuries in Test cricket. His career-best score of 146 came against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2019 when he shared a superb stand of 235 runs with Soumya Sarkar for the fifth wicket. In 2010, Mahmudullah scored a Test hundred against the same opponents at the very same venue. His Test career average of 31.77 does not quite demonstrate the full potential of Mahmudullah. His defiance from down the order has been key for the Asian side in home matches. In home games, Mahmudullah averages 38.71 with 11 half-centuries and two hundreds. He has played first-class cricket for Dhaka Division and has participated in as many as 113 games.

Franchise Сricket

Aside from playing in the Bangladesh Premier League where he represented Barisal Bulls in 2015 and the Khulna Titans from 2016 to 2019, Mahmudullah has also performed around the world. In the Pakistan Super League, he played for Quetta Gladiators between 2017 and 2018. Throughout his career, Mahmudullah has also played in the Caribbean Premier League, representing Jamaica in 2017 and playing for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots since 2018 to date.

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