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Aftab Ahmed

Aftab Ahmed

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:40 IST

 Date of Birth: November 10, 1985, Chittagong
 Test Debut: Against New Zealand at Chittagong in 2004
 ODI Debut: Against South Africa at Birmingham in 2004
 Bats: Right-hand bat
 Bowls: Right-arm medium

Aftab Ahmed's selection for the seminal tour of England early in 2005 was evidence of the selectors' faith, which he repaid with a 82 not out, the highest score for Bangladesh in the Test series.

Aftab also finished off the historic one-day win over Australia at Cardiff, smashing Jason Gillespie for four and six to seal victory. His medium-pacers have potential as well, as he showed with an astonishing one-day haul of 5 for 31 against New Zealand in November 2004. He led Bangladesh to a 3-2 series victory with an unbeaten 81 in the final match against Zimbabwe in January 2005.

Aftab delighted everyone with his all-out attack attitude but often threw it away when he promised so much more.

First Published: Sep 26, 2006 19:12 IST