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AKRAM KHAN

 

Akram-Khan
Full name: Mohammad Akram Hussain Khan
Born: November 1, 1968 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Test Debut: Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000
Last Test: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, May 1-4, 2003
ODI Debut : Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong, Oct 29, 1988
Last ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, April 17, 2003

Batting and fielding averages:

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 16 0 259 44 16.18 686 37.75 0 0 29 3 3 0
ODIs 44 44 2 976 65 23.23 1721 56.71 0 5 8 0
First-class 43 77 4 2117 129* 29 2 10 24 0
List A 94 88 9 2192 82 27.74 0 12 18 0

Bowling Averages:

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8
ODIs 44 6 117 138 0 7.07 0 0 0
First-class 43 51 23 1 7-Jan 23 2.7 51 0 0
List A 94 202 228 0 6.77 0 0 0

Profile:
Akram Khan is the first real hero of Bangladesh Cricket. A right handed batsman, the favorite son of Chittagong was one of the mainstays of the Bangladesh team during the 1990s, a period of transition from Associate to Full member nation. He hails from a family where sport was given preference, despite the times. He began his career for Bangladesh Railways, a Chittagong based club that played in the Dhaka leagues. Quickly, he moved along the ranks and joined Abahani, one of two sporting giants in the country. By 1988, Akram was playing for Bangladesh made one bid after another to make it through to the world Cup, he kept plugging away for different representative teams from Bangladesh.
Akram was put in charge in 1997 for that year’s ICC Trophy. This was his finest hour; against the Netherlands in a do-or-die game, he slammed a back-to-the-wall 68 not out that put his team in the semifinal where they beat Scotland to get their dream ticket –the 1999 World Cup. He played the country’s inaugural Test and prolonged a waning career for four more years before the South African peace battery proved too much for a prod man. He retired soon after and in 2007, was appointed a national selector. He was made the chief selector in 2011 before resigning, and then back his resignation, in March 2012.

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