Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad, also known as Mahmudullah, is a Bangladeshi cricketer who was born on February 4, 1986. He has represented Bangladesh in all formats of cricket, including First-class and List A cricket for the Dhaka Division. He is an all-rounder who bats in the lower or middle order and bowls off-spin. He is the first Bangladeshi to reach the century mark in a World Cup match.
Mahmudullah ended the 2008/09 Bangladesh domestic season as the opposition’s second-highest run-scorer with 710 runs at an average of 54.61, and was subsequently called up to the ODI squad to face Zimbabwe in three ODIs and a tri-series with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Mahmudullah Riyad is the most generously paid cricketer in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League 2017–18. He was the first pick in the Dhaka Premier League’s player by draught. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club procured him.
On July 9, 2009, Mahmudullah made his Test debut against the West Indies. With an eight-wicket pull, including a five-wicket pull in the second innings, he got the best test playing figures by a Bangladeshi on debut, with the best test playing figures by a Bangladeshi in a series. In July 2007, Mahmudullah was called up to Bangladesh’s ODI squad for three matches against Sri Lanka during Bangladesh’s tour of the country. He made his mark on the tour in the third One-Day International, where he was Bangladesh’s second top scorer with 36 runs and also took two wickets in a match that Sri Lanka won by 39 runs.
Rise to Glory
He scored the first century by a Bangladeshi batsman in World Cup history on March 9, 2015, against England in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh won in the match and advanced to the quarter-finals. On March 13, he scored his second World Cup century, this time against New Zealand, though New Zealand won by three wickets. He scored 365 runs at an average of 73.00 in six World Cup matches.
Despite the fact that Mahmudullah scored a Test century when batting at number eight against New Zealand, the selection committee chose not to promote him up the order due to a perceived vulnerability against fast bowling, despite the fact that the number four slot was vacant.
In 2012, the Bangladesh Cricket Board formed the six-group Bangladesh Premier League, a twenty20 tournament that would take place in February of that year. The Chittagong Kings paid $110,000 for Mahmudullah after an auction was held for teams to buy players. Quetta Gladiators shrunk Mahmudullah for the 2017 Pakistan Super League.
After the previous captain and deputy were sacked, Mahmudullah was appointed Bangladesh’s vice-captain, taking over from Tamim Iqbal. Mahmudullah missed every match when the West Indies came to town in October due to a viral fever. He returned in time to play three One-Day Internationals against Pakistan in November. In just one series, Mahmudullah scored 56 runs and knocked down some bowls, taking three wickets from seven deliveries.