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Javed Omar
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Personal information
Full name Mohammad Javed Omar Belim
Born 25 November 1976 (1976-11-25) (age 33)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nickname Gulla
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Leg spin
Role Batsman
International information
National side Bangladesh
Test debut (cap 12) 19 April 2001 v Zimbabwe
Last Test 14 July 2007 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 25) 5 April 1995 v India
Last ODI 25 July 2007 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 5
Domestic team information
Years Team
2001–present Dhaka Division
2000–2001 Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 40 59 82 94
Runs scored 1720 1312 156 2037
Batting average 22.05 23.85 28.29 23.68
100s/50s 1/8 0/10 8/20 0/12
Top score 119 85* 173 85*
Balls bowled 6 0 240 240
Wickets 0 n/a 2 0
Bowling average - n/a 76.50 n/a
5 wickets in innings - n/a 0 n/a
10 wickets in match - n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling - n/a 2/75 n/a
Catches/stumpings 10/– 12/– 28/– 25/–
Source:
cricketarchive.com
, 2 September 2007

Mohammad Javed Omar Belim (born November 25, 1976, Dhaka) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who has played Tests and ODI cricket since 1995.

On his Test debut in April 2001, he carried his bat for 85 not out becoming only the third player in history to achieve this on debut. The 29 year old opener has gained a reputation for being able to occupy the crease as his Test strike rate of 36 shows. On August 28, 2003, Javed scored his maiden Test century against Pakistan.

During the second Test between Bangladesh and India in May 2007 he achieved the very rare feat of grabbing a king pair as he got out to the bowling of Zaheer Khan in the first ball of both innings of the Test Match. As of 2009, he is the only player to have been suffered this feat.[1]

Early years

Still in his early teens, Javed toured England during the summer of 1989 with the Bangladesh U-19 side.[2] Later that year, he played in the Asian U-19 cup in Bangladesh and scored 55 in the match against Pakistan.[3]

The transformation from the youth team to the national side, however, took a bit of time, and it was not until the 1994-95 season that he got his chance in the national colors. This delay was partly due to the fact that during the period 90-94 Bangladesh was mainly involved with One-Day Cricket while Javed's batting technique is always more suitable for the longer version. Javed was part of the team that won the ICC Trophy in 1997. However, he spent most of the tournament as a reserve player, as the coach Gordon Greenidge decided to push hard hitting middle-order bat Naimur Rahman to the opening position.

References

  1. ^ Lynch, Steven (October 6, 2009). "The Don's average, and Dhoni's wicket". CricInfo. http://www.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/428385.html. Retrieved 2009-10-06.  
  2. ^ Hasan Babli. "Antorjartik Crickete Bangladesh". Khelar Bhuban Prakashani, Novermeber, 1994.
  3. ^ [1]: Rafiqul Ameer."Looking Back: Bangladesh Cricket in the 80's". Retrieved on 2007-12-18.

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