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Aminul Islam (cricketer, born 1968)

Mohammad Aminul Islam (Bengali: আমিনুল ইসলাম; born 2 February 1968) is a former Bangladeshi cricket captain who played in 13 Tests and 39 One Day Internationals from 1988 to 2002.

Aminul scored the first hundred for the Bangladesh cricket team when Bangladesh played their first Test against India thus becoming only the third cricketer after Charles Bannerman and Dave Houghton to score centuries on their own and their country's test debut. He was one of Bangladesh's most celebrated cricketers in the pre-Test-status era.

Early years

Just two years after quitting soccer due to an injury, Aminul Islam (commonly known as Bulbul) saw himself representing International Cricket Council (ICC) Associates Young Cricketers' squad in the first-ever Youth World Cup held in Australia where he took six wickets with his off spin, one of which was that of Brian Lara. The same year he made his ODI debut for the national Cricket team at Chittagong in the Asia Cup (1988). He scored 27 in the match against Sri Lanka.[1]

A year later, he scored a century against Malaysia in the U-19 Asian cup.[2] In 1995, he scored a century against the visiting England A side in a three-day match at Dhaka.


Despite the fact that his ODI career started in 1988, and went on until 2001–02, he played only 39 ODI matches. This was due to the fact that before becoming a full member of ICC in 2000, Bangladesh very seldom got the chance to play official one day internationals. Over the years Bulbul's role in the side changed. In the initial years he was a lower order batsman cum off spin bowler. In the later years he mainly concentrated on his batting. His highest ODI score of 70 came against India at Mohali in 1998. His best bowling 3/57, came against Zimbabwe at Nairobi in October 1997.

Now[when?] he is a member of Developing program of ACC.[clarification needed] His assignment is in China, Brunei, Thailand, Chinese Taipei and some associate members of ICC. He currently lives in Australia.

Career ODI batting performances:[3]

OppositionMatchesRunsAverageHighest Score100 / 50
New Zealand24545.0030*0/0
Sri Lanka56212.40290/0
West Indies36822.67660/1

In ICC Trophy

Bulbul represented Bangladesh in three ICC trophy tournaments, in 1990, 1994 and 1997. However, he failed to perform up to expectation in both 1990 and 1994. But, after a slow start in the 1997 event in KL, he came good in the big matches. In the SF[clarification needed] against Scotland he scored 57, sharing 3rd wicket stand of 115 with Khaled Mashud Pilot. In the final he scored a quickfire 37 out of 37 balls (with 1 six and 1 four). he shared a 53 run 4th wicket stand with skipper Akram Khan.

YearMatchesRunsAverageHighest Score100 / 50RunsWicketsAverageBest

[4] [5] [6]

As a captain

He took over the captaincy of the national team in 1998. He was the captain of the Bangladesh cricket team in the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

Preceded by
Akram Khan (cricketer)
Bangladesh ODI captains
Succeeded by
Naimur Rahman
Preceded by
Bangladesh WC captains
Succeeded by
Khaled Mashud


  1. ^ Cricinfo Scorecard: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka (2 November 1988). Retrieved on 2007-12-20.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 2007-08-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link): Rafiqul Ameer."Looking Back: Bangladesh Cricket in the 80's". Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  3. ^ "Aminul Islam: One day Internationals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ Bangladesh in ICC Trophy 1990, Netherlands BanglaCricket (Retrieved on 2011-07-21)
  5. ^ Bangladesh in ICC Trophy 1994, Kenya BanglaCricket (Retrieved on 2011-07-21)
  6. ^ Bangladesh in ICC Trophy 1997, Malaysia BanglaCricket (Retrieved on 2011-07-21)

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28 September 2019