Abdur Razzak | Pioneer Left Spinner of Bangladesh

Abdur RazzakFull name: Abdur Razzak (Raj)
Birth Date: June 15, 1982
Birth Place: Khulna
Playing role: Bowler
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Slow left arm orthodox

Abdur Razzk, mostly known as Raj, is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He is a lower order left handed batsman. At present he is the senior cricketer in Bangladesh cricket team. He made his first Test debut against Australia in 2006 and ODI debut against Hong Kong in 2004.

Major teams he played for are Bangladesh, Asia XI, Khulna Division, Rangpur Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone (Bangladesh). Razzak was the only Bangladeshi to play in the 2008 Indian Premier League for Royal Challenger Bangalore making him the first Bangladeshi to play the league. His best bowling figure in Test match is 93/3 in an innings and 144/4 in a match, and ODI is 29/5. He hauled five wickets in ODI match four times and four wickets in five times. His best score in ODI match is 53* and in Test match is 43.Abdur Razzak

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Though he has played just nine Tests, he has been more successful in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and is Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in the format.He is the first Bangladeshi to take 200 wickets in ODI.

Abdur Razzak

Abdur Razzak

Razzak was suspended from international cricket for having a “suspect bowling action”, although he is allowed to bowl under supervision in domestic cricket, until he remodels his action. In March 2009, the ICC lifted Razzak’s suspension after he changed his bowling action; now both his stock delivery and faster ball are legal.

Abdur Razzak

Razzak responded by taking his best bowling figures in first-class cricket (8/123). His match haul of 15/193 against Barisal Division were the best in the history of the National Cricket League. In 28 March 2013 He took 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI and Became the 1st Bangladeshi bowler who took 200 wickets in ODI. 5 May 2013, 2nd ODI between Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, he scores maiden half-century with 53* runs. At the same time, he achieved quickest half-century in cricket history of Bangladesh.

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