Birth date 20 Oct 1986 (32 years)
Nationality Bangladesh Bangladesh
Position Bowler

Abdur Razzaq is a left handed batsman and a slow left arm bowler from Bangladesh.

In 2001-02 Abdur Razzaq made his first class debut for Khulna division at Bangladesh domestic level Cricket. He became famous as a tall left arm orthodox spin bowler and in his maiden season he guided his division to the National Cricket Title. Further he was chosen in the Bangladesh A team and performed nicely against Zimbabwe A with statistics of 7 for 17 in the Dhaka game.

For the 2004 Asia Cup One Day International tournament Razzaq was called to play for the Bangladesh national team. His debut was against Hong Kong in July. Since then he has become a regular fixture in the Bangladesh squad although he is not regularly seen in the starting eleven. In April 2006 he made his test debut during the second Test of the Australian tour of Bangladesh.

Razzaq has been criticized for throwing the ball by International Cricket Council match referee Roshan Mahanama.The position of his arm while delivering the ball was suspected and found questionable. He has improved since then and has performed consistently to become a regular member of the national side. He is a wonderful athlete in the outfield with a strong arm and his ability to choke the batsmen and keep them silent is commendable.

Career highlights

Razzaq is the singular Bangladeshi player to be selected in the Indian Premier League (120000 USD).

His best bowling figures in one day internationals are 5 for 33 in 2006 against Zimbabwe.

In the ICC cricket rankings for current bowlers in one day international matches, he attained the 8th position on 4th April 2007 which is his highest ever position.

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