Javed Omar is a right hand batsmen and a legbreak bowler; having an invaluable ability to keep his foot set on the crease. He has played a number of one day international cricket in the initial years of his career but this has not helped him-in his development of the sport. After his first match in April 2001 which was of historic importance, all complaints of him scoring the runs slowly were set aside. He created history with an victorious score of 85 runs. Later in the same year “Gulla” highlighted his traits with a struggling figure of 80 in 100 overs in the sixth test in opposition to Zimbabwe at Chittagong. He made his maiden international century while playing the match in Peshawar against Pakistan in August 2003 giving Bangladesh a lead in the first innings.
Though he managed to score a fifty in many one day internationals, his highest score was still at crease with 85 runs against Sri Lanka which goes back to time before test series in 2000. His obstinacy is best acknowledged in the test matches and he was the sole player who came faced the terms with England on the upsetting tour in the year 2005. He scored double figures in all the matches of the series which includes 71 in the final match at Chester-le-Street. Omar remained mostly in the test side but big scores kept avoiding him for long. His place in the one-day team has been very erratic and his poor performance on the Zimbabwe tour in the July 2006 resulted in him being dropped.
Omar has played in 40 test matches gathering 1720 runs at an average of 22.05, 119 was his highest score. He has played 59 ODIs with at an average of 23.85 scoring 85 not out with a total of 1312 runs in his career.