Mahmudullah – All the Details of the Bangladeshi Captain

Bangladesh has done well in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021. The Tigers have qualified for the super 12 stages of the tournament. Skipper Mahamudullah scored a quickfire half-century which propelled Bangladesh to win a must-win encounter Papua New Guinea yesterday. Bangladesh needed this win after they lost the first match of the World T20 2021 against Scotland.

Mahmudullah is a batting all-rounder of the Bangladeshi team and he is currently leading the side in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Mahmudullah is also known as Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad, who plays all three formats for Bangladesh. He is the finisher of the Bangladeshi team, especially in the limited-overs formats. Riyad bats in the middle order and bowls right-arm off break as the spin bowler.

Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad was born on February 4th in the year 1986. He has also played the domestic T20 leagues in Bangladesh and Pakistan. With that, Riyad also has represented in the state/domestic teams of his country. Mahmudullah has a bulk of the experience in the shortest format which could help Bangladesh in this T20 World Cup 2021 event. 

International Career of Mahmudullah Riyad

Mahmudullah made his debut in the fifty-overs format series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh toured the island nation and in the third One Day International match, Bangladesh picked Mahmudullah. In his first international match, Mahmudullah scored 36 runs and also picked up two wickets. But still Sri Lanka won that match by 39 runs.

Mahudllah also played the Quadrangular series against Kenya and in 2009 against West Indies, Riyad made his Test debut for the Bangladesh team. His outing in his first test was poor with the bat. But he took an eight-wicket haul with the ball and that allowed Bangladesh to win the second test match in West Indies, which was their first win on the overseas tour.

In the fifty-over, ODI format, Mahmudullah also played the 2011 World Cup, 2015 World Cup, 2019 World Cup, and the gams of the ICC Champions Trophy. Soon he was the permanent member of the Bangladeshi squad in all three formats of the game. Riyad also scored a hundred while batting at number eight.

He batted up the order in the Test match arena. He batted at the batted up the order number four batting position. In 2015, Mahumdullah became the first layer from the team Bangladesh to score a hundred in the fifty over world cup. He achieved this feat against England and Bangladesh won that match. Riyad scored another world cup ton against New Zealand. But Bangladesh that game by three wickets.

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In the IC Champions Trophy in 2017, Bangladesh reached the semi-final stage. Mahmudullah and Shakib AL Hasan shared the highest partnership of 224 runs, which is the highest partnership for Bangladesh for any wicket and a record partnership for the fifth wicket in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy.

In 2021, Mahmudullah played the one-off test match against Zimbabwe and in the 50th test match of his career, Riyad scored his career-best score of 150 runs and also shared a partnership of 191 runs with Taskin Ahmed for the ninth wicket. Bangladesh won that match by 220 runs and Mahumdullah retired from test match cricket.

Biography of Mahmudullah

Full Name –Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad
Height –183 CM
Weight –75 KG
Current Age –35 years old
Current Profession –All-rounder – Right Handed Batsman                         Right Arm off break Bowler
International Debut Years –ODI Debut against Sri Lanka on 25th July 2007.T20Is Debut against Kenya on 1st September 2007 Test Match Debut against West Indies 9th July 2009.
Domestic Teams –J
Father’s Name –Mohammad Obaidullah Nabab
Mother’s Name –Arafat Begum
Wife’s Name –Jannat Kawsar Mishti
Hobbies –Cycling and Fishing
Favorite Cricketer –MS Dhoni
Favorite Holiday Destination –Singapore and Bali
Favorite Foods –Fast Food, Coffee, and Indian Recipes.
Favorite Color –Blue

Achievements of Mahmudullah

  • Mahmudullah is the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in the fifty over world cup. He achieved this feat against England in the ICC World Cup 2015.
  • After Riyad scored a ton against England, he followed it up with another world cup hundred against New Zealand and he is the only Bangladeshi player to score two back to back tons in a tournament like world cup. He achieved this feat in ICC World Cup 2015.
  • Riyad bowled an economical spell in the shortest format. In a match against Afghanistan, Mahmudullah gave away just eight runs in the T20 World Cup 2014.
  • He is the first player to play 100 matches in the shortest format for Bangladesh.
  • In his debut Test match, Riyad picked up eight wickets against West Indies, which is the most by a debut player of Bangladesh.

Stats of Mahmudullah’s Career

Test Career –ODI CareerT20I CareerFC Career
Matches –50200102114
Runs –2194446917716557
Average –33.4934.6424.2635.63
Highest score – 150 not out runs128 unbeaten Runs64 runs – not out152 runs
100s – 5  50s – 163 250 514 32
Wickets – 437833143
Bowling Average – 45.5346.3828.6335.14
5 wicket haul – 1 003 and one ten-wicket haul.
Best Match Figures – 5 wickets for 53 runs3 wickets and four runs.Three for eighteen runs.Seven wickets for 94 runs.

Net Worth of Mahmudullah

The current T20I skipper of Bangladesh, Mahmudullah Riyad is the richest cricket player in the country of Bangladesh. According to the reports, Riyad’s estimated net worth in 2021 is 1.5 million dollars. 2015 World Cup, Mahmudullah has signed with Mymensigh Cricket Club’s sports agency, Imago Sports Management. He has also signed the contract with HeidelbergCement for their cement product Scan Cement.

Riyaz also partners a mobile handset brand, Helio for their social media content and the sponsor of the bat, RAW Nation. He also endorsed a beverage brand called PRAN. Riyad also worked with United States Agency to engage the young of Bangladesh for Youth employment to increase the education and nutrition facilities in the country and to reduce gender equality violence.    Mahmudullah’s name is also bee included in the Forbes and many more online resources and platforms as a well-known and famous cricket player of Bangladesh.

Riyad has various sources of income apart from cricket and modeling, he owns a personal business as well. His salary with the Banglocial Media Accounts of madesh Cricket Board also got increased once he was listed as an A grade player of the country. Mahumudullah is the highest player cricketer in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League and he was also the first pick of the Dhaka Premier League. Later, he was also acquired by the club of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi.

Social Media Accounts of Mahmudullah

Facebook – 4.2 Million Followers –

Instagram – 846 K Followers –

Twitter – 601.6 K Followers –


When did Mahumuduallh get married?

The current skipper of the T20I of Bangladesh got married on 25th June 2011. Mahmudullah’s wife Jannat Kawsar Mishti is a younger sister of Mushfiqur Rahim, a member of the Bangladeshi team.

How many sons does Mahmudullah Riyad have?

Riyad has two sons from Jannat Kawsar Mishti. Their names are Raeed and May.

Does Mahmudullah play Test match cricket anymore?

The test career of Riyad has seen a lot of up and down. So in this year, he retired from the longer format of the game. In his 50th Test match against Zimbabwe, Riyad scored unbeaten 150 runs, the best score in Test cricket for him and he also announced his retirement on the final day of this one ff test match.