Full name Ariful Haque
Born November 18, 1992, Rangpur
Current age 25 years 311 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Division, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity, Rangpur Division
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 5, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Chittagong Division v Barisal Division at Chittagong, Nov 27-30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||North Zone (Bangladesh) v South Zone (Bangladesh) at Khulna, Apr 24-26, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Dhaka Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Mar 27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Bangladesh A v Sri Lanka A at Sylhet, Jul 22, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Chittagong Division v Sylhet Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Bangladesh v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 5, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|18*||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Lauderhill||5 Aug 2018||T20I # 694|
|1*||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Lauderhill||4 Aug 2018||T20I # 693|
|15||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Basseterre||31 Jul 2018||T20I # 692|
|0/21||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||22 Jul 2018||LA|
|0/20, 27||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||19 Jul 2018||LA|
|47, 2/42||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Sylhet||17 Jul 2018||LA|
|1/13, 5*||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||Dehradun||7 Jun 2018||T20I # 669|
|6, 1/50, 4||North Z (BD)||v South Z (BD)||Khulna||24 Apr 2018||FC|
|101, 0/20, 0/16||North Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Dhaka||17 Apr 2018||FC|
|4/79, 42, 22*||North Z (BD)||v Cent Z (BD)||Bogra||10 Apr 2018||FC|
It was on the back of a strong BPL campaign in 2017 that Ariful Haque broke into Bangladesh's limited-overs sides the following year. The allrounder hails from Rangpur, the country's northernmost region, and is viewed as a big-hitting lower middle-order batsman.
Ariful came into prominence in the 2006-07 National Cricket League when he struck his maiden first-class century in his first year in the competition. But thereafter he spent several lean seasons, scoring his second century only nine years later. The same season, he also went on to get 478 runs in the Dhaka Premier League, in addition to 446 for Rangpur in the NCL.
His batting improved in the following four seasons, culminating in a short stint with Khulna Titans in the 2017 BPL. He made only 237 runs in 12 games but it had an impact on his team's progression into the last four.
He was first called up to the Bangladesh T20I side in February 2018 and later found a place in the Asia Cup 2018 squad following Sabbir Rahman's suspension.