Jahangir Alam

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For the former Bangladeshi cricketer born in 1968, see Jahangir Alam Talukdar. For the former Bangladeshi cricket umpire, see Jahangir Alam (umpire).
Jahangir Alam
Personal information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches - 3
Runs scored - 4
Batting average - 1.33
100s/50s - -/-
Top score - 3
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings -/- -/1
Source: [2], 13 February 2006

Jahangir Alam (born March 5, 1973 in Narayanganj, Dhaka) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 3 ODIs from 1997 to 1999. An opening batsman who could keep wickets if necessary, Jahangir Alam was ideally suited for one day cricket. Unfortunately for Bangladesh, though enormously successful in domestic arena, he failed to perform up to expectation at the international level.

Early days[edit]

Jahangir first came into prominence during the U-19 tour of England in the summer of 1989. He started the tour with a hundred and continued to score consistently after that. his 132 against Wycombe was the highest score in the tour. In the process he shared a 210 run opening partnership with Javed Omar. Jahangir Alam scored 35 against Homestead & 40 against Wakeham Overall in 5 matches he scored 219 runs at an average of 43.80.

Top Batsmen (At least 100 runs on the tour)
Name Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100/50
Ziauddin Ahemd Shovon 4 160 80.00 60* 0/1
Habibul Bashar 4 115 57.50 45* 0/0
Jahangir Alam 5 219 43.80 132 1/0

.[1] In contrast, he was a big failure in the Asian U-19 Cup in Dec. 1989. His highest score of 38 in 4 matches came against Sri Lanka at Chittagong.

In ICC Trophy[edit]

Apart from this, his most successful time in international cricket came during the 1994 ICC Trophy in Kenya. His century (117*) against the eventual champions UAE was the only bright point for his team, in what was a miserable campaign for them. Jahangir followed his hundred with 48 against Netherland & 57 against Kenya. ironically, Bnalgadesh lost all of these three games. He finished with 283 runs at an average of 47.16 runs per innings. He was also a member of the Bangladesh team that won the ICC Trophy in 1997. However, he played in only one of the matches (against the hosts Malaysia, in the Group stages).

Jahangir Alam ICC Trophy Record
Year Matches Runs Average Highest Score 100 / 50 Ct / St
1994 7 283 47.17 117* 1/1 1/3
1997 1 8 8.00 8 0/0 0/1
Overall 8 291 41.57 117* 1/1 1/4

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasan Babli. "Antorjartik Crickete Bangladesh". Khelar Bhuban Prakashani, November 1994.
  2. ^ [1] Banglacricket ICC Trophy (Retrieved on 2009-09-14)