Abdur Razzak

Country: Bangladesh
Born: June 15, 1982, Khulna
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Abdur Razzak Bio

Abdur Razzak, hailed as one of Bangladesh’s finest left-arm spinners, cemented his name in the cricketing history of the country through his exceptional performances on both the domestic and international stages. Born on June 15, 1982, in Khulna, Bangladesh, Razzak’s journey in the cricketing world was filled with remarkable achievements and twists of fate that defined his career.

Razzak made his debut on the international scene in 2004 and instantaneously caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts with his natural talent and impeccable bowling skills. However, the early stages of his career were marred with controversy surrounding his bowling action. He faced scrutiny regarding his action in only his second ODI in 2004 and again in 2008. Despite these setbacks, Razzak remained determined and focused on honing his craft, eventually making remarkable strides in his career.

In 2006, Razzak received his much-awaited Test debut, representing Bangladesh against Zimbabwe. However, his journey as a Test bowler did not pan out as expected. Despite showcasing glimpses of brilliance, the left-arm spinner only played 12 matches over the span of eight years. In 2014, Razzak suffered a dip in form, which led him to fall out of favor in all formats.

Though Razzak faced adversity in the Test arena, he thrived in limited-overs cricket. He became the first Bangladeshi bowler to claim 200 wickets in One Day Internationals (ODIs), an achievement that solidified his place in the annals of Bangladesh cricket history. Moreover, Razzak’s incredible performance in the 2007 World Cup elevated his status as a prominent spinner. With 13 wickets to his name, including a crucial 3 for 38 against India in a historic victory for Bangladesh, Razzak proved his mettle on the grandest stage of international cricket.

The left-arm spinner showcased his versatility and talent by achieving an ODI hat-trick against Zimbabwe in 2010, an astonishing feat that further reinforced his reputation as an exceptional cricketer. Razzak consistently topped the wicket charts in domestic cricket, demonstrating his fierce competitive spirit and unwavering dedication to the sport.

Amidst his remarkable achievements and ups and downs, Razzak’s career took an unexpected turn in 2018 when, at the age of 35, he received an unforeseen recall to the Test side as injury cover for the renowned all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. However, Razzak only played one Test before announcing his retirement from the game in 2021. Despite the relative brevity of his Test career, his significance as one of Bangladesh’s finest spinners was undeniable.

Following his retirement from playing, Razzak transitioned into a new role within the cricketing realm. He joined the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to contribute his wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that his contribution to the game persisted beyond his playing days.

Abdur Razzak’s journey in cricket exemplified the resilience and determination required to succeed in the face of adversity. His unparalleled performances in limited-overs cricket, coupled with his longevity in the domestic circuit, solidified his stature as one of Bangladesh’s cricketing icons. Through his unwavering dedication, Razzak left an indelible mark on the sport and will forever be remembered as one of Bangladesh’s cricketing legends.

Abdur Razzak Career Stats

Abdur Razzak Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 22 6 248 43 15.5 382 64.92 0 0 30 6 4 0
T20Is 34 20 10 41 9 4.1 74 55.4 0 0 1 0 10 0
ODIs 153 97 39 779 53* 13.43 1020 76.37 0 1 55 21 32 0
FC 137 188 22 2817 97 16.96 4228 66.62 0 10 - - 52 0
List A 280 190 59 1735 53* 13.24 2017 86.01 0 1 - - 60 0
T20s 90 44 19 207 36* 8.28 241 85.89 0 0 13 6 22 0

Abdur Razzak Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 13 20 3015 1673 28 4/63 5/123 59.75 3.32 107.6 1 0 0
T20Is 34 33 730 838 44 4/16 4/16 19.04 6.88 16.5 1 0 0
ODIs 153 152 7965 6065 207 5/29 5/29 29.29 4.56 38.4 5 4 0
FC 137 - 37205 18083 634 9/84 - 28.52 2.91 58.6 25 41 11
List A 280 - 14564 10706 412 7/17 7/17 25.98 4.41 35.3 11 9 0
T20s 90 86 1826 2100 99 4/16 4/16 21.21 6.9 18.4 3 0 0

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