Abdur Razzak Biography
Born on 15th of June 1982 in Khulna, Abdur Razzak is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler from Bangladesh.
He is regarded as one of the best bowlers Bangladesh has ever produced.
After his domestic debut, he showed up his consistency for Victoria sporting club in the Dhaka Premier Division. He helped Bangladesh to a clean sweep in a 5-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in 2004.
He picked up 15 wickets in the series including 7 for 17 in a game in Dhaka.
His Test debut was against Australia at Darwin in 2006 where he failed to impress.
He put in a much better performance in his ODI debut which was against Hong Kong at Colombo in 2004, where he took 3 wickets.
His T20I debut was against Zimbabwe in Khulna in 2006.
Rise to Glory
Razzak was first picked for the Bangladesh National Cricket team in the 2004 Asia Cup ODI tournament.
In January 2018, he became the first Bangladesh player to take 500 wickets in first-class cricket which in itself is a great achievement for him.
The dark phase of his career was when in 2008 it was recorded by an independent analysis team that his arm bends 28 degrees while bowling whereas the permissible degree is only 14-15 degrees.As a result of this, he was suspended.
Razzak's Record in Numbers
Razzak took 5 wickets in 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka and became the first bowler from Bangladesh to get 200 ODI wickets.
He also has the record of scoring the fastest fifty by a Bangladeshi batsman.