Azhar Hossain

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Azhar Hossain
Personal information
Born March 15, 1964 (1964-03-15) (age 53)
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm offbreak
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 7
Runs scored 96
Batting average 13.71
100s/50s -/1
Top score 54
Balls bowled 263
Wickets 4
Bowling average 52.25
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 1/20
Catches/stumpings -/- 2/-
Source: [1], 13 February 2006

Azhar Hossain (born March 15, 1964 in Dhaka) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 7 ODIs from 1988 to 1990. Though, in and out of the national squad, Azhar was still a very dominant figure in domestic cricket arena throughout the 80's. The highlight of his international career was his 54 against NZ at Sharjah in 1990.[1] That is the first 50 scored by a Bangladeshi in ODI. Later on, in 1999, his nephew Mehrab Hossain became the first Bangladeshi to score a century in ODI (at Dhaka against Zimbabwe).[2] An opening batsman, He also picked up 4 wickets in ODIs bowling gentle off-breaks.[3]

In ICC trophy[edit]

Azhar represented Bangladesh in the 1990 ICC Trophy in Netherlands.He scored 83 runs with the bat in 7 innings, with a highest of 28 against the Netherlands. With the ball, he took 7 wickets for 285 runs, with his best figures,2/24 against Bermuda.[4]


  1. ^ Cricinfo Scorecard(1990-04-28) (Retrieved on 2007-12-25)
  2. ^ Cricinfo Scorecard (1999-03-25) (Retrieved on 2007-12-25)
  3. ^ Cricinfo Player Page : Azhar Hossain (Retrieved on 2007-12-25)
  4. ^ Bangladesh in ICC Trophy 1990, Netherlands BanglaCricket (Retrieved on 2008-07-12)

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