Abdur Razzak – A Renowned Cricketer
Abdur Razzak (Raj) is a slow left-arm orthodox cricket bowler. He is also a left-hand batsman who is an ODI player and a Test player. Razzak was born on the 15th of June 1982 in Khulna, the third biggest city in Bangladesh. The twenty-five year old is currently playing for the Bangladesh National cricket team, as well as Khulna Division and Asia Xl.
Razzak made his first class appearance for the Khulna Division in 2001/02. This division is classified as the Bangladesh domestic level and it was this team that Abdur assisted to the National Cricket Title. He was then selected for the Bangladesh A, which is a training team that works towards the full national squad. The Bangladesh A team played against the Zimbabwean A side in Dhaka where they made 7 for 17 in that one game.
Abdur Razzak was selected to play for the Bangladesh National cricket team in the ‘2004 Asia Cup’, which is a One Day International event. This was his international debut game against Hong Kong. Since then he has become a regular member of the Bangladesh National team, especially since his bowling action has been rectified and is know performed in a legal way. His international debut for Test matches took place in 2006 when he participated in the second Test being played against the Australian cricket team.
The best ODI batting score Razzak has is 21 against India at the 2004 Asia Cup and his best ODI bowling figures were against Zimbabwe in 2006 when he got 5 for 33. Eighty-three was Razzak’s best first-class batting score and 7 for 11 is his best first-class bowling score. As a List A player Abdur Razzak’s best batting score was 35 not out and his best bowling score was 7 for 17.
In April 2007 Abdur Razzak gained his highest position on the ICC Cricket Ranking Board when he was placed in 8th position as a bowler in one-day international matches. The last ODI that Abdur Razzak participated in was on May 12, 2007 at Mirpur-National Cricket Stadium against India. This tall, left arm bowler has a promising cricket career in front of him and will continue to be an asset to the Bangladesh National Cricket Team.