Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mahmudullah Riyad Biography

Mahmudullah Riyad (nick name Riyadh) is an all-round professional cricketer who plays for Bangladesh National Cricket Team. Riyad is a right-hand batsman, right-arm off break bowler. He is one of the few Bangladeshi batsman who has sound batting technique. Mahmudullah is a very stylish batsman, his shot selection is very good. Mahmudullah looks very calm and composed in the field. No matter what the situation is, he stays cool. We can’t forget his consecutive centuries in the last world cup, 2015. His bowling figure is also nice along with the runs. Before of joining in the national team he, learnt cricket in his home town, Mymensingh, 115 km north of Dhaka.

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Mahmudullah Riyad is not someone who you can call a naturally gifted. Rather, he is someone who works hard and gets better and better. For the most part of his career, Mahmudullah batted at lower middle order. So, most of the time he came to bat when the team needed quick runs, and there is no time to settle in. He often plays small cameos at the back end of the innings. But, most of the time, he remains out of focus. His small but important contributions is often ignored by the fans. Mahmudullah Riyad doesn't mind with this. In fact, he seems to enjoy being an unsung hero.

Mahmudullah Riyad also known for breaking partneships with his off-break. He is known as "Man with the golden arm".

Mahmudullah Riyad's Bio-data


Full name: Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
Born: 4 February 1986 (age 30)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm off break
Major Teams: Bangladesh, Bangladesh U-19, Chittagong Kings, Barisal Bulls, Dhaka Division

Early Life

Mahmudullah Riyad was born on 4th February 1986 in Mymensingh, located 115 km to the north of Dhaka. From the very small age, he was determined to be a cricketer. He started playing cricket in his hometown.

Mahmudullah Riyad's Career


In 2000, Mahmudullah Riyad came to Dhaka to take part in the ACC U-15 tournament. Mahmudullah was part of the Bangladesh U-19 squad that played in the 2004 U-19 World Cup. In the same year, he made his first-class debut for Bangladesh 'A'. Mahmudullah was very impressive in the domestic circuit, which earned him a spot in the National Squad. Mahmudullah made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2007. Mahmudullah displayed his all-round ability in his debut, he scored 36 runs and took 2 wickets.

Mahmudullah Riyad made his test debut against West Indies in 2009. He was unsuccessful with the bat, but took 8 wickets with the ball in hand. Mahmudullah got his maiden test hundred batting at No. 8 against New Zealand in Hamilton.

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Mahmudullah Riyad represented Bangladesh in 2011 cricket world cup. His calm knock helped Bangladesh in beating England in the world cup.

After the world cup, Mahmudullah was appointed as vice-captain of the team. From 2012 to 2014, Mahmudullah had a tough time in international cricket. He was dropped from the squad in 2014 because of his bad form. But, Mahmudullah fought back strongly. He was included into the squad of 2015 cricket world cup. Mahmudullah scored a century against England, first by any Bangladeshi batsman in the world cup. He scored another century in the next match, this time against New Zealand.


Mahmudullah Riyadh got debut in the Under-19 world cup of 2004 and become regular in first-class and club crickets in 2005-2006 session. This talented all-round cricketer made debut in 2007 in the ODI against of Sri Lanka. His all-round performances come at the light at his debut test in 2009 against West Indies taking 5 wickets and Bangladesh won the match. He was the 3rd Bangladeshi test debutant with 5 wickets.  He scored 100 runs in Hamilton in New Zealand in a test series. These regular performances made him selected for 2015 world cup and he performed his best and record as a Bangladeshi cricketer having consecutive 2 centuries in the world cup 2015.

Personal Life

Mahmudullah married Jannatul Kawsar Mishti in 2011.He became the father of a son in 2012. Former Bangladesh National Team captain Mushfiqur Rahim is his brother-in-law.


Batting & fielding performances of Mahmudullah


Right-handed batsman, Mahmudullah Riyadh have some extraordinary jobs for Bangladesh cricket team with his bats. He is well-known as the Mr. Finisher for his fabulous batting to end the matches. Here is the statistics of his healthy batting and fielding averages:


Matches
Innings
NO
Runs
High Score
Average
Tests-
27
50
2
1506
115
31.37
ODIs-
125
108
29
2629
128*
33.27
T20Is-
47
42
9
610
64*
18.48
First-class-
85
151
14
4723
152
34.47
List A-
195
174
38
4633
128*
34.06
Twenty20-
107
97
20
1711
64*
22.22

BF
SR
100s
50s
4s
6s
Ct
St
2932
51.36
1
12
179
11
28
1
3559
73.86
2
14
211
25
38
0
529
115.31
0
2
42
24
16
0
-
-
8
26


81
1
-
-
4
28


73
0
1519
112.63
0
5
123
54
50
0

 

Bowling performances of Mahmudullah


We have learnt already that Mahmudullah Riyadh is a good bowler as well. His bowling records are sound along with batting averages. His bowling economy also noticeable, it’s good enough for a bowler. Let’s have a look on his bowling career below-


Matches
Innings
Balls
Runs
Wickets
BBI
Tests-
27
43
2949
1680
37
5/51
ODIs-
125
108
3582
3031
70
¾
T20Is-
47
33
493
570
20
2/5
First-class-
85
-
8133
4502
129
7/94
List A-
195
-
6212
4847
129
4/75
Twenty20-
107
78
1206
1371
48
3/30

BBM
Average
Economy
Strike Rate
4w
5w
10
8/110
45.40
3.41
79.7
0
1
0
3/4
43.30
5.07
51.1
0
0
0
2/5
28.50
6.93
24.6
0
0
0

34.89
3.32
63.0
4
3
1
4/75
37.57
4.68
48.1
1
0
0
3/30
28.56
6.82
25.1
0
0
0

Mahmudullah Riyadh is one of them who have contributed for Bangladesh team to win in many international matches of Tests, ODIs and T20s. He is a reliable batsman, can bat in the pressure to release the pressure of the team. He has ability to make the team win from the ground levels and we have seen it in his many matches. 
 
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