Anamul Haque

Mohammad Anamul Haque Bijoy (born 16 December 1992) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He is a wicket-keeper and an opening right-handed batsman. He is the first player to score 1000 runs and most runs in a single List-A tournament.[1]

Anamul Haque
Personal information
Full name
Mohammad Anamul Haque Bijoy
Born (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 29)
Kushtia, Khulna, Bangladesh
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BattingRight-handed
RoleWicket-keeper-batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 66)8 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last Test24 June 2022 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 103)30 November 2012 v West Indies
Last ODI10 August 2022 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.66
T20I debut (cap 33)10 December 2012 v West Indies
Last T20I30 August 2022 v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2008–2011Dhaka Division
2011–presentKhulna Division
2012–2013Dhaka Gladiators
2015–2017Chittagong Vikings
2017Quetta Gladiators
2018–2019Comilla Victorians
2018–presentPrime Bank
2019–presentSouth Zone
2019Dhaka Platoon
2022–presentSylhet Sunrisers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 38 105 166
Runs scored 73 1,052 7,479 5,659
Batting average 9.12 30.05 45.32 36.50
100s/50s 0/0 3/3 22/38 15/28
Top score 22 120 216 182
Balls bowled 90 42
Wickets 2 2
Bowling average 41.50 23.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/14 1/21
Catches/stumpings 2/– 10/0 113/28 87/27
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 30 August 2022

Early lifeEdit

His hometown is Kushtia. He went to Kushtia Zilla School until the sixth grade. Later he was a student at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan.[citation needed]

U19 careerEdit

He captained the Bangladesh U 19 world cup team in Australia and came out as the highest run scorer in the tournament. He made two hundred and won a Player of the Match there.[citation needed]

Domestic careerEdit

Anamul made his first-class debut for Dhaka Division in the National Cricket League in late 2008. He earned the early call-up through some impressive work at the BKSP, the country's biggest sports institute.[2]

In September 2017, he scored his maiden double-century in first-class cricket, when he made 216 for Khulna Division against Rangpur Division in the 2017–18 National Cricket League.[3]

He was the leading run-scorer in the 2018–19 Bangladesh Cricket League, with 658 runs in six matches.[4] He was also the leading run-scorer for Prime Bank Cricket Club in the 2018–19 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League tournament, with 552 runs in 16 matches.[5]

In May 2021, he was named as the captain in Prime Bank Cricket Club's squad for the 2021 Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League.[6] In the 2021–22 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, he became the first batter in the League's history to score 1,000 runs in a season.[7]

Bangladesh Premier LeagueEdit

Dhaka GladiatorsEdit

In the 2012 Bangladesh Premier League, Dhaka Gladiators bought Anamul for $20,000.[8] He scored 176 runs in 12 matches.[9] In the 2013 season of BPL, he was bought again by the Dhaka Gladiators for $121,000. Anamul was the second top-scorer for his team that season scoring 356 runs in 13 innings along with 3 fifties.[10]

Chittagong VikingsEdit

Anamul was signed by the Chittagong Kings in the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League.[11] He accumulated 142 runs in the nine innings he played.[12] The following season playing for the same team, Anamul scored 250 runs in 13 innings with 1 fifty.[13] In the 2017-18 season, he scored 206 runs in 9 innings with 2 half-centuries.[14]

Comilla VictoriansEdit

Anamul played the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League for the Comilla Victorians. He scored 200 runs in 14 innings.[15]

Dhaka PlatoonEdit

In the 2019-20 Bangladesh Premier League, Anamul played for the Dhaka Platoon. He scored 198 runs in 13 innings that season with 1 50+ hand.[16]

Sylhet SunrisersEdit

In the 2021-22 Bangladesh Premier League season, Anamul scored 280 runs in 9 innings playing for the Sylhet Sunrisers with 1 half-century.[17]

International careerEdit

He made his place in Bangladesh squad for 2012 Asia Cup.[18] He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka on 8 March 2013 at Galle. He made his ODI debut against West Indies in Bangladesh in the first game of 2012 Sahara Cup in Khulna and went on to make his maiden century in the second game of the series on 2 December 2012. His match winning 120 earned him the title of the Player of the Match only in his second ODI of his career.

His knock of 120 against West Indies at Khulna was nominated to be one of the best ODI batting performances of the year by ESPNCricinfo.[19]

He was then called up for the Bangladesh squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He played as an opening batsmen alongside Tamim Iqbal. On the fifth of March, Anamul dislocated his shoulder while trying to save a boundary and that resulted in him being ruled out of the world cup. Anamul was ruled into Bangladesh national cricket team in West Indies series but he didn't perform as well as expected.

Records and achievementsEdit

  • He is the first cricketer to score 1,000 or more runs in a single season of a List A cricket tournament.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi win maiden Dhaka Premier League title - Best Batters". ESPNcricinfo. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Anamul Haque profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". Espncricinfo.com.
  3. ^ "Anamul, Ashraful sparkle in rain-hit matches". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket League, 2018/19: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, 2018/19 - Prime Bank Cricket Club: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Bijoy to lead Prime Bank in DPL". Cricfrenzy. Archived from the original on 2 June 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Anamul first to reach 1000-run landmark". The Daily Star. 26 April 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League: Players Standing After Auction" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2011/12 - Dhaka Gladiators Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2012/13 - Dhaka Gladiators Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  11. ^ "Nineteen overseas players picked in BPL draft". Espncricinfo.com.
  12. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2015/16 - Chattogram Challengers Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2016/17 - Chattogram Challengers Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  14. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2017/18 - Chattogram Challengers Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  15. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2018/19 - Comilla Victorians Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2019/20 - Minister Group Dhaka Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  17. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2021/22 - Sylhet Sunrisers Cricket Team Records & Stats". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  18. ^ "Tamim dropped, Mushfiqur retained captain". ESPNcricinfo. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Kohli's blitz, and Amla's record". ESPNcricinfo. 10 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Anamul Haque becomes first cricketer ever to score 1000+ runs in a List A Cricket tournament". CricTracker. 27 April 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.

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