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Mohammad Junaid Siddique[1] (Bengali: জুনায়েদ সিদ্দিকী, born 30 October 1987) is a Bangladeshi cricketer of Pakistani descent. Junaid's grandfather and father originally originate from Sialkot Punjab Pakistan, but migrated to East Pakistan in 1968 which is now Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname Imrose. A left-handed batsman and occasional right arm off break bowler, he made his debut for Rajshahi Division in 2003/04 and played through the 2006/07 season. He made his Test and ODI debuts during the tour of New Zealand in 2007/08.

Junaid Siddique
Junaid Siddique training, 23 January, 2009, Dhaka SBNS.jpg
Personal information
Full nameMohammed Junaid Siddique
Born (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 31)
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
BattingLeft-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm off break
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 48)4 January 2008 v New Zealand
Last Test4 June 2010 v England
ODI debut (cap 85)26 December 2007 v New Zealand
Last ODI19 August 2011 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut20 September 2007 v Pakistan
Last T20I2 August 2009 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2003–presentRajshahi Division
2012Duronto Rajshahi
2013Rangpur Riders
2015–presentSylhet Super Stars
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC List A
Matches 19 54 61 116
Runs scored 969 1196 3,003 2,929
Batting average 26.18 23.00 27.80 25.92
100s/50s 1/7 1/6 4/16 3/17
Top score 106 100 181 120
Balls bowled 18 12 209 47
Wickets 0 0 1 0
Bowling average 130.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 0/2 1/30 0/0;
Catches/stumpings 11/– 22/– 47/– 44/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 December 2013

Domestic careerEdit

Siddique has scored one first-class century, 114 not out against Khulna Division, and also scored a limited overs century, 104 against Chittagong Division. He appeared for Bangladesh A in 2006/07.

Siddique made his debut for Bangladesh in the Twenty20 International World Cup during September 2007. He made 71 on debut, against Pakistan, an innings filled with wristy strokeplay, striking 6 fours and 3 sixes. Siddique scored a half-century against India as part of a Bangladeshi record stand between him and Tamim Iqbal in 2010.

He was the leading run-scorer for Brothers Union in the 2017–18 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, with 542 runs in 13 matches.[2] He was also the leading run-scorer for Rajshahi Division in the 2018–19 National Cricket League, with 404 runs in six matches.[3]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Khulna Titans team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[4] He was the leading run-scorer for the team in the tournament, with 298 runs in twelve matches.[5]

International careerEdit

In December 2007 Siddique was selected in the Test and ODI squads for the tour of New Zealand. On 26 December 2007 he made his ODI debut, opening the batting he scored 13. On 4 January 2008 he made his Test debut, he scored 74 in Bangladesh's second innings sharing in a 161 run opening stand with fellow debutant Tamim Iqbal. The stand is a first wicket record for Bangladesh[6] and the third highest set made by debutants. Siddique scored a patient 74 against South Africa in a Test match in February.[7] and it is also the second highest partnership for debutant openers.[7]

He scored his maiden ODI century against Ireland in lost cause in 2010. He was dropped for the Australian tour of Bangladesh due to his poor run of form in the world cup.


  1. ^ Although most sources refer to him as Junaid Siddique, he is sometimes referred to as "Zunaed Siddique"
  2. ^ "Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, 2017/18: Brothers Union". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ "National Cricket League, 2018/19 - Rajshahi Division: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 2018/19 - Khulna Titans: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  6. ^ Tests – Bangladesh's highest partnerships by wicket, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 7 January 2008
  7. ^ a b Tests – Highest partnership by debutants, Cricinfo, Retrieved on 7 January 2008

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