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Anisur Rahman (Bengali: আনিসুর রহমান; born 1 March 1971, in Dhaka) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in two ODIs from 1995 to 1998. He also stood as an umpire in five ODI games since 2014 and in eleven Twenty20 Internationals since 2012.[1]

Anisur Rahman
আনিসুর রহমান
Personal information
Born1 March 1971 (1971-03) (age 48)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
BowlingLeft-arm medium-fast
Umpiring information
ODIs umpired9 (2014–2018)
T20Is umpired13 (2012–2018)
Career statistics
Competition ODIs
Matches 2
Runs scored 2
Batting average 1.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 2
Balls bowled 48
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 25 September 2018

The early daysEdit

The tall left armer was successful with the ball in the U-19 Asia cup in 1989. There he took 3/44 against India, and 3/36 against Pakistan.[2]

He was elevated him to the national squad. There, however, he struggled to hold his place, as Bangladesh already had two other left arm seamers, Gholam Nousher and Jahangir Alam Talukdar. Anisur's career was also hampered by injuries and No-Ball problem. Still, he briefly emerged in 1994, following the retirement of Prince and Dulu, as the country's top pace bowler.[citation needed]

International cricketEdit

In the 1994-95 SAARC Quadrangular Tournament at Dhaka, (December 1994), he took 3/29 against Pakistan A, 4/29 against Sri Lanka A, & 3/28 against India A.[3] In these matches, he used the reverse swing of the old ball with great effect. In fact, Anisur Rahman was one of the first Bangladeshi bowler to successfully use the reverse swing.[citation needed]

He played in 2 ODIs against India, but failed to impress. On each occasion, he suffered at the hands of Sachin Tendulkar.

As an UmpireEdit

Format First Latest Total Ref(s)
Test Still not officiated any Test Match
ODIs   Bangladesh vs   Sri Lanka at Mirpur, 20 Feb 2014   Afghanistan vs   India at Dubai, 25 Sept 2018 9 [4]
T20Is   Bangladesh vs   West Indies at Mirpur, 10 Dec 2012   Bangladesh vs   Sri Lanka at Mirpur, 15 Feb 2018 13 [5]
  • as on 26 October 2018

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Anisur Rahman". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  2. ^ Ameer, Rafiqul (18 December 2007). "Looking Back: Bangladesh Cricket in the 80's". Retrieved 18 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Indian Cricket 1995" (Compiled by P.V. Vaidyanathan), Kasturi & Sons Limited, Madras. Published in December 1995.
  4. ^ "Anisur Rahman ODI umpiring list", ESPNCricinfo
  5. ^ "Anisur Rahman T20I umpiring matches list", ESPNCricinfo, retrieved 15 October 2018

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