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Mahmudullah Riyad
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
Born (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 32)
Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting Right Handed
Bowling Right Arm Off Break
Role Batting All-rounder
Relations Jannatul Kawsar Mishti (wife) (m.2011)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 55) 9 July 2009 v West Indies
Last Test 31 January 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 84) 25 July 2007 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI January 27 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 30
T20I debut (cap 13) 1 September 2007 v Kenya
Last T20I 29 October 2017 v South Africa
T20I shirt no. 30
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05-present Dhaka Division
2012–2013 Chittagong Kings
2012 Basnahira Cricket Dundee
2015 Barisal Bulls
2016 – present Khulna Titans
2017 – present Quetta Gladiators
2017 – present Jamaica Tallawahs
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 36 141 58 91
Runs scored 1,809 3120 810 5,026
Batting average 30.15 33.91 20.25 33.73
100s/50s 1/14 3/19 0/3 8/27
Top score 115 128* 64* 152
Balls bowled 3027 3,109 559 8,211
Wickets 39 70 22 131
Bowling average 44.71 44.41 30.45 34.85
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 1
Best bowling 5/51 3/4 2/5 7/94
Catches/stumpings 33/1 48/– 22/– 86/1
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 May 2017

Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ মাহমুদুল্লাহ রিয়াদ; born 4 February 1986), commonly known as Mahmudullah, is a Bangladeshi cricketer and a former Test and T20I captain. Currently he is the Test vice captain for Bangladesh. He has played First-class and List A cricket for Dhaka Division and has represented Bangladesh in all forms of the game. An all-rounder, he is a lower or middle-order batsman as well as an off spin bowler. He is the first Bangladeshi to score a World Cup hundred.

Domestic career[edit]

In the 2008/09 Bangladeshi domestic season Mahmudullah finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the competition with 710 runs at an average of 54.61 and was subsequently recalled to the ODI squad to face Zimbabwe in three ODIs and a tri-series with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.[1] Mahmudullah made his Test debut on 9 July 2009 against the West Indies. He performed poorly with the bat, but obtained the best test bowling figures in a match by a Bangladeshi on debut, with an eight-wicket haul, including a five wicket haul in the second innings.[2] This played a major role in Bangladesh's second Test win, and the first on foreign soil. He is now a regular member in the squad.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board founded the six-team Bangladesh Premier League in 2012, a twenty20 tournament to be held in February that year.[3] An auction was held for teams to buy players,[4] and Mahmadullah was bought by the Chittagong Kings for $110,000.[5]

For the 2017 Pakistan Super League, Mahmudullah contracted by Quetta Gladiators, The 2017 PSL edition is scheduled to begin from February 9. [6]

Mahmudullah Riyad is the highest-paid cricketer in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2017–18, Mahmudullah was the first pick in the player by choice draft for the Dhaka Premier League. He was acquired by Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club. [7][8]

International career[edit]

Debut years[edit]

Mahmudullah was called up for Bangladesh's ODI squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh's tour of the country in July 2007. He made his debut on the tour, in the third ODI, where he was Bangladesh's second highest scorer (with 36) and also took 2 wickets, in a match Sri Lanka won by 39 runs.[9] He went on to be picked for Bangladesh's squads for a Quadrangular Series in Kenya in 2007 and the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship.[10][11]

As permanent member[edit]

Although Mahmudullah scored a Test century batting at number 8 against New Zealand, the selection committee preferred not to promote him up the order due to a perceived weakness against fast bowling, despite the number four spot having no permanent occupant.[12] He was included in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.[13] On 20 September, Mahmudullah was named Bangladesh's vice-captain, taking over from Tamim Iqbal after the previous captain and deputy were sacked.[14] When West Indies toured in October, Mahmudullah missed all the fixtures with a viral fever.[15] He recovered in time to rejoin the squad to face Pakistan in three ODIs in November.[16] Mahmudullah scored 56 runs and bowled in just one match, taking three wicket from seven deliveries.[17][18]

Memorable 2015 World Cup[edit]

On 9 March 2015, in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, against England, he scored the first century by a Bangladeshi batsman in World Cup history. Bangladesh went on to win the match and went through to the quarter finals.[19] In the next match, on 13 March, he scored another World Cup century, this time against New Zealand, although New Zealand won by 3 wickets. In six matches in the World Cup he scored 365 runs at an average of 73.00.[20]

He along with Shakib Al Hasan set the highest ever partnership for any wicket for Bangladesh in ODIs.[21]

2017 ICC Champions Trophy[edit]

Mahmudullah scored a century against New Zealand in a crucial virtual Quarterfinals for the semi-final berth.In that same match he along with Shakib Al Hasan set the record for the highest 5th wicket partnership in ICC Champions Trophy history with 224-run partnership.[22]


In January 2018, during the Bangladesh Tri-series final against Sri Lanka, permanent Test captain Shakib injured his left little finger which resulted in bruising and swelling and ruled out from the Test series against Sri Lanka. With that Mahmudullah was named as the captain for the Test team.[23] On 31 January 2018, he became the tenth player to lead Bangladesh in Tests.[24][25] Shakib Al Hasan was also ruled out of the first T20I, with Mahmudullah once again named as captain in his place.[26] Under his captaincy, Bangladesh recorded their highest total in T20Is (193/5), but finally lost the match for Sri Lanka.[27]

Brand endorsement[edit]

Mahmudullah was signed up by sports agency Imago Sports Management after the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Since 2015, Imago Sports Management has been managing Mahmudullah. HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Limited, a global cement company, has recently endorsed Mahmudullah Riyad, first Bangladeshi to score a century in the World Cup, for its product Scan Cement.[28] Mahmudullah Riyad is the first Bangladeshi centurion in World Cup who signed a contract with HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Limited. Next one year Mahmudullah Riyad will be featured on Scan Cement bill board, TVC and other promotional activities. Beside that, Mahmudullah tag with Helio (Mobile Handset Brand) for their social media content and Raw Nation (bat sponsor). [29] [30] As of February 2017 Mahmudullah Riyad has endorsement deals with Cheer Up, a beverage brand of PRAN. [31]

USAID’s Goodwill Ambassador for youth and development in Bangladesh[edit]

Mahmudullah will work with United States Agency for International Development to engage thousands of young people via social media and public service announcements on the importance of youth empowerment in Bangladesh, and the need to increase education and nutrition, and reduce gender-based violence.[32] [33]

Personal life[edit]

On 25 June 2011, Mahmud married Jannatul Kawsar Mishti. On 3 June 2012, he became the father of a son.[34]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Mahmudullah Riyad's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
1 115 5  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 15 February 2010 Lost

One Day International centuries[edit]

Mahmudullah Riyad's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date Result
1 103 114  England Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 9 March 2015 Won
2 128* 115  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 13 March 2015 Lost
3 102* 144  New Zealand Wales Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom Sophia Gardens 9 June 2017 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  West Indies Warner Park, Basseterre 31 July 2009 7–0–38–2, 1 ct. ; 51* (70 balls, 2x4, 1x6)  Bangladesh won by 3 wickets.[35]
2  West Indies Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 8 December 2012 10–1–38–2 ; 48 (45 balls, 7x4)  Bangladesh won by 2 wickets.[36]
3  Zimbabwe Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka 28 November 2014 82* (112 balls, 6x4) ; 4–0–31–0, 1 ct.  Bangladesh won by 21 runs.[37]
4  England Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 9 March 2015 103 (138 balls, 7x4, 2x6)  Bangladesh won by 15 runs.[38]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Date Opponent Match Performance Result
1 2016 Asia Cup 26 February 2016  United Arab Emirates 36* (27 balls: 1x4, 2x6) ; 2–0–5–2 ; 1 ct.  Bangladesh won by 51 runs.[39]

See also[edit]


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