Aminul Islam Bulbul

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Aminul Islam
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Aminul Islam
Born (1968-02-02) 2 February 1968 (age 46)
Dacca, East Pakistan
Nickname Bulbul
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 13 39
Runs scored 530 794
Batting average 21.19 23.35
100s/50s 1/2 -/3
Top score 145 70
Balls bowled 198 412
Wickets 1 7
Bowling average 149.00 58.71
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 1/66 3/57
Catches/stumpings 5/- 13/-
Source: Cricinfo, 12 February 2006

Mohammad Aminul Islam (Bengali: আমিনুল ইসলাম Aminul Islam) (born 2 February 1968 in Dhaka) is a former Bangladeshi cricket captain who played in 13 Tests and 39 ODIs from 1988 to 2002.

Aminul scored the first hundred for the Bangladesh cricket team when Bangladesh played their first Test against India thus becoming only the third cricketer after Charles Bannerman and Dave Houghton to score centuries on their own and their country’s test debut. He was one of Bangladesh's most celebrated cricketers in the pre-Test-status era.

Early years[edit]

Just two years after quitting soccer due to an injury, Aminul Islam (commonly known as Bulbul) saw himself representing ICC Associates Young Cricketers' squad in the first-ever Youth World Cup held in Australia where he took six wickets with his off spin, one of which was that of Brian Lara. The same year he made his ODI debut for the national Cricket team at Chittagong in the Asia Cup (1988). He scored 27 in the match against Sri Lanka.[1]

A year later, he scored a century against Malayasia in the U-19 Asian cup.[2] In 1995, he scored a century against the visiting England A side in a three day match at Dhaka.

In ODIs[edit]

Despite the fact that his ODI career started in 1988, and went on until 2001–02, he played only 39 ODI matches. This was due to the fact that before becoming a full member of ICC in 2000, Bangladesh very seldom got the chance to play official one day internationals. Over the years Bulbul's role in the side changed. In the initial years he was a lower order batsman cum off spin bowler. In the later years he mainly concentrated on his batting.His highest ODI score of 70 came against India at Mohali in 1998. His best bowling 3/57, came against Zimbabwe at Nairobi in October 1997.

Now he is a member of Developing program of ACC. His assignment is in China, Brunei, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and some assosiate members of ICC. He currently lives in Australia.

Career ODI batting performances (Countrywise):[3]

Opposition Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100 / 50
Australia 2 54 54.00 41* 0/0
England 1 30 30.00 30 0/0
India 8 277 46.17 70 0/2
Kenya 5 93 23.25 37 0/0
New Zealand 2 45 45.00 30* 0/0
Pakistan 8 124 15.50 42 0/0
Scotland 1 0 0.00 0 0/0
Sri Lanka 5 62 12.40 29 0/0
West Indies 3 68 22.67 66 0/1
Zimbabwe 4 41 10.25 16 0/0
Overall 39 794 23.35 70 0/3

In ICC Trophy[edit]

Bulbul represented Bangladesh in 3 ICC trophy tournaments, in 1990, 1994 and 1997. Unfortuanately, he failed to perform up to expectation in both 1990 and 1994. But, after a slow start in the 1997 event in KL, he came good in the big matches.In the SF against Scotland he scored 57, sharing 3rd wicket stand of 115 with Mom Khaled Mashud Pilot. In the final he scored a quickfire 37 out of 37 balls (with 1 six an 1 four. he shared a 53 run 4th wicket stand with skipper Akram Khan.

  Batting Bowling
Year Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100 / 50 Runs Wickets Average Best
1990 5 88 17.60 30 0/0 69 1 69.00 1/17
1994 7 143 23.83 74 0/1 31 1 31.00 1/13
1997 10 217 31.00 57 0/2 - - - -
Overall 22 448 24.89 74 0/3 100 2 50.00 1/13

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As a captain[edit]

he took over the captaincy of the national team in 1998.He was the captain of Bangladesh cricket team in 1999 cricket world cup.

Preceded by
Akram Khan (cricketer)
Bangladesh ODI captains
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Naimur Rahman
Preceded by
-
Bangladesh WC captains
1999
Succeeded by
Khaled Mashud

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cricinfo Scorecard: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka (2 November 1988). Retrieved on (20 December 2007).
  2. ^ [1]: Rafiqul Ameer."Looking Back: Bangladesh Cricket in the 80's". Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ [2] Cricinfo Aminul Islam One day Internationals (Retrieved on 2011-07-20).
  4. ^ [3] Banglacricket ICC Trophy (Retrieved on 2011-07-21)

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