Mahmudullah Riyad

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(Mahmudullah Riyad)
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
Born (1986-02-04) 4 February 1986 (age 29)
Mymensingh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nickname (Riyad)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm off spin
Role All-rounder, Bangladesh vice-captain
Relations [Jannatul Kawsar Mishti (wife) (m.2011)]
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 55) 9–13 July 2009 v (West Indies)
Last Test 30 July-3 August 2015 v (South Africa)
ODI debut (cap 84) 25 July 2007 v (Sri Lanka)
Last ODI 12 July 2015 v (South Africa)
ODI shirt no. 30
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004/05-present Dhaka Division
[2013–present] Chittagong Kings
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 25 121 78 191
Runs scored 1,404 2,564 4,345 4,568
Batting average 30.52 33.73 34.21 34.34
100s/50s 1/11 2/13 7/24 4/27
Top score 115 128* 152 128*
Balls bowled 2,925 3,552 7,641 6,182
Wickets 36 69 123 128
Bowling average 46.41 43.63 34.30 37.71
5 wickets in innings 1 0 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 5/51 3/4 7/94 4/75
Catches/stumpings 28/1 38/– 77/1 73/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 July 2015

Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad (born 4 February 1986 in Mymensingh, Dhaka), also known as Mahmadallah, is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He has played First-class and List A cricket for Dhaka Division and has represented Bangladesh 'A' in all forms of the game. An all-rounder, he is a lower or middle-order batsman as well as an off spin bowler


Mahmudullah was called up for Bangladesh's ODI squad for the 3 matches 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.[1] He went on to be picked for Bangladesh's squads for a Quadrangular Series in Kenya in 2007 and the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.

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.[6] He was included in Bangladesh's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup.[7] On 20 September, Mahmudullah was named Bangladesh's vice-captain, taking over from Tamim Iqbal after the previous captain and deputy were sacked.[8] When West Indies toured in October, Mahmudullah missed all the fixtures with a viral fever.[9] He recovered in time to rejoin the squad to face Pakistan in three ODIs in November.[10] Mahmudullah scored 56 runs and bowled in just one match, taking three wicket from seven deliveries.[11][12]

The Bangladesh Cricket Board founded the six-team Bangladesh Premier League in 2012, a twenty20 tournament to be held in February that year.[13] An auction was held for teams to buy players,[14] and Mahmadullah was bought by the Chittagong Kings for $110,000.[15]

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.[16] 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.[17]

Brand endorsement[edit]

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.[18] 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.[19]

Personal life[edit]

On 25 June 2011, Mahmud married Jannatul Kawsar Mishti. On 3 June 2012, he became the father of a son.[20]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

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

One Day International centuries[edit]

Mahmudullah Riyad's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 103 114  England Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2015 Won
2 128* 115  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2015 Lost

Career awards[edit]

ODI Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent City/Country Venue Date Match Performance
1 England Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 9 March 2015 103(138 balls);

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (RPS)". 25 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Twenty20 Quadrangular (in Kenya), 2007/08 – Bangladesh Squad". 25 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ "ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 – Bangladesh Squad". ESPNcricinfo. 9 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Shahadat and Kayes dropped for ODIs". ESPNcricinfo. 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  5. ^ "1st Test: West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, Jul 9–13, 2009". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  6. ^ Isam, Mohammad (12 July 2011), Plenty to ponder for Bangladesh selectors, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 2011-07-12 
  7. ^ Mashrafe Mortaza not in World Cup squad, ESPNcricinfo, 19 January 2011, retrieved 2011-02-04 
  8. ^ Mushfiqur Rahim named Bangladesh captain, Cricinfo, 20 September 2011, retrieved 2011-09-20 
  9. ^ Razzak dropped for West Indies Tests; Shafiul injured, ESPNricinfo, 18 October 2011, retrieved 2011-10-18 
  10. ^ Ashraful recalled for Pakistan Tests, Cricinfo, 7 December 2011, retrieved 2011-12-14 
  11. ^ Records / Pakistan in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011/12 / Most runs, Cricinfo, retrieved 2011-12-14 
  12. ^ Records / Pakistan in Bangladesh ODI Series, 2011/12 / Most wickets, Cricinfo, retrieved 2011-12-14 
  13. ^ Engineer, Tariq (28 December 2011), Bangladesh Premier League to begin on February 9, Cricinfo, retrieved 2012-01-20 
  14. ^ Isam, Mohammad (19 January 2012), Afridi and Gayle fetch highest BPL prices, Cricinfo, retrieved 2012-01-20 
  15. ^ Bangladesh Premier League: players standing after auction (PDF), Cricinfo, retrieved 2012-01-20 
  16. ^ Mahmudullah, Rubel knock England out, Cricinfo, 9 March 2015, retrieved 2015-03-09 
  17. ^ "Batting and fielding for Bangladesh, World Cup 2014-15". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  18. ^ The Daily Star, Published on 13 April 2015,
  19. ^ Heidelberg Cement Bangladesh Limited has endorsed Mahmudullah Ryadh, The Independent,
  20. ^ "Mahmudullah Riyad with his new bride", The Daily Star, 26 June 2011, retrieved 2011-07-25 

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