() (born July 26, 1971 in Dhaka
) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer
. A medium-pace bowler and middle-order batsman, he played international cricket for Bangladesh
from 1998 to 2006, captaining the team from 2003 to 2004.
in domestic cricket, Mahmud's international success was mostly limited to his bowling in One Day Internationals
, peaking with the defeat of Pakistan
in the 1999 world cup
. His batting record was poor, and in 2003 his Test bowling average
rose above 400, the worst of all time, after a wicketless match against Australia
, though it quickly fell again.
Mahmud retired from international cricket in 2006, scoring a respectable 36 in his final match.He now serves as the assistant coach of the Bangladesh National cricket team.