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Shahadat Hossain
Personal information
Full name Shahadat Hossain
Born 15 March 1988 (1988-03-15) (age 31)
Narayanganj, Bangladesh
Nickname Rajib
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side Bangladesh
Test debut (cap 42) 26 May 2005 v England
Last Test 8 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 78) 17 March 2006 v Kenya
Last ODI 28 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 59
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005/06–present Dhaka Division
2016–present Comilla Victorians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 38 51 108 118
Runs scored 521 79 1,263 316
Batting average 10.01 7.90 10.98 9.57
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 40 16* 40 26
Balls bowled 5,380 2,198 14,241 4,890
Wickets 70 47 252 122
Bowling average 51.90 45.59 37.71 37.47
5 wickets in innings 4 0 9 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/27 3/34 6/27 4/34
Catches/stumpings 8/– 5/– 17/– 8/–

Shahadat Hossain (born 15 March 1988) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He made his Test debut in 2005 during Bangladesh's first tour of England. When he came onto the international scene he was cited by then coach Dav Whatmore as the fastest bowler in the team. The following year, Hossain made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Kenya. At times Hossain has struggled with conceding too many runs, and for that reason was dropped in 2009. In November 2010, Hossain was a member of the squad that won Bangladesh's first gold in any event at the Asian Games. A broken toe prevented Hossain from playing for Bangladesh in July 2011, but after more than a year since his last Test he returned to the squad in October that year. In November 2019, he was given a five-year ban from cricket, after assaulting a teammate.

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