Mehrab Hossain

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This article is about the older Bangladeshi cricketer. For the younger Bangladeshi cricketer, see Mehrab Hossain Jnr.
Mehrab Hossain
Personal information
Full name Mehrab Hossain
Born (1978-09-22) 22 September 1978 (age 35)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nickname Opee
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 7) 10 November 2000 v India
Last Test 4 May 2003 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 41) 14 May 1998 v India
Last ODI 17 April 2003 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001/02–present Dhaka Division
2000/01 Dhaka Metropolis
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 9 18 58 69
Runs scored 241 449 2,805 1,583
Batting average 13.38 24.49 28.91 24.73
100s/50s 0/1 1/2 5/13 2/8
Top score 71 101 169 155*
Balls bowled 12 30 1,121 721
Wickets 0 0 19 21
Bowling average 32.63 25.38
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/6 5/19
Catches/stumpings 6/– 6/– 38/– 22/–
Source: Cricinfo.com, 14 February 2009

Mehrab Hossain (Bengali: মেহরাব হোসেন) (born 22 September 1978) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 9 Tests and 18 ODIs from 1998 to 2003. By scoring 101 against Zimbabwe at Bangabandhu National Stadium at Dhaka in 1999, he became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score century in ODIs.

Mehrab is associated with an extremely unfortunate incident. On 20 February 1998, Raman Lamba, formerly a Delhi swashbuckling opening batsman, fielding close to the bat, copped one on the skull off the bat of Mehrab Hossain. Lamba died of the injury later in the day. Mehrab was deeply affected by the incident and took a spell off the game. He came back later to play for Bangladesh.


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