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Javed Omar

Mohammad Jawed Omar Belim (born 25 November 1976), known in the early days of his career by the nickname Golla is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who has played Tests and ODI cricket since 1995, and a former captain in both formats. Jawed bid bye after a friendly domestic match on January 3, 2014.


On his Test debut in April 2001, he carried his bat for 85 not out becoming only the third player in history to achieve this on debut. He is the second person in the history to carry the bat through entire innings in both form of cricket. Moreover, he is one of the twenty two cricketers in the history of 137 years of test cricket who scored half centuries in both innings of a test as a debutant. The 29-year-old opener has gained a reputation for being able to occupy the crease as his Test strike rate of 36 shows. On 28 August 2003, Jawed scored his maiden Test century against Pakistan.

During the second Test between Bangladesh and India in May 2007 he achieved the very rare feat of grabbing a king pair as he got out to the bowling of Zaheer Khan in the first ball of both innings of the Test Match.

Early years

Still in his early teens, Jawed toured England during the summer of 1989 with the Bangladesh U-19 side.[1] Later that year, he played in the Asian U-19 cup in Afghanistan and scored 55 in the match against Pakistan.[2]

The transformation from the youth team to the national side, however, took a bit of time, and it was not until the 1994–95 season that he got his chance in the national colours. This delay was partly because during the period 90–94 Bangladesh was mainly involved with One-Day Cricket while Jawed's batting technique is always more suitable for the longer version. Jawed was part of the team that won the ICC Trophy in 1997. However, he spent most of the tournament as a reserve player, as the coach Gordon Greenidge decided to push hard hitting middle-order bat Naimur Rahman to the opening position.


  1. ^ Hasan Babli. "Antorjartik Crickete Bangladesh". Khelar Bhuban Prakashani, November 1994.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link): Rafiqul Ameer."Looking Back: Bangladesh Cricket in the 80's". Retrieved on 18 December 2007.

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28 September 2019