() (born September 25, 1965, Chittagong
) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer
who played in 27 ODIs
from 1986 to 1999. He captained Bangladesh
twice during the Asia
Cup of 1990-91. In local cricket arena he is more commonly known by his nickname, "Nannu".
Nannu caught the attention of the cricket selectors in the early 1980s. In December 1983, he was selected to tour West Bengal
. There, he wasn't very successful, but he enjoyed greater success playing for the Bangladesh Tigers in the 1984 South-East Asia Cup
. His top score of 60 against the Bangladesh national team went in vain, but his 44 against Hong Kong at Chittagong
, helped the Tigers win the match. Bowling gentle medium pacers, he took 2/8 against Singapore. After that, he enjoyed a successful tour of Kenya with the national team.
Playing for Abahani KC, he was consistently amongst the runs in the domestic cricket in 1984-85. But when he failed against the touring Lankans in March 1985, and against the Omar Quareshi XI
in January 86, many started to doubt his credentials as an international cricketer. However, he performed consistently during the Pakistan Tour
in March. He didn't get any big score, but was consistently amongst the runs. After this, he became a regular member of the national side for more than a decade.A right-handed middle order batsman,... Read More