Full name Ariful Haque
Born November 18, 1992, Rangpur
Current age 27 years 2 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
|Test debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Nov 3-6, 2018 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11-15, 2018 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chattogram, Oct 26, 2018 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka, Dec 22, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Chittagong Division v Barisal Division at Chattogram, Nov 27-30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Rangpur Division v Rajshahi Division at Rajshahi, Nov 16-19, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Dhaka Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Mar 27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka A v Bangladesh A at Colombo (RPS), Oct 12, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Chittagong Division v Sylhet Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Prime Bank Cricket Club v Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Dhaka, Mar 1, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|57, 6/41, 48, 3/20||Rangpur Div||v Rajshahi Div||Rajshahi||16 Nov 2019||FC|
|15, 1/35, 30, 0/5||Rangpur Div||v Dhaka Div||Bogra||9 Nov 2019||FC|
|27, 1/11, 58||Rangpur Div||v Khulna Div||Dhaka||2 Nov 2019||FC|
|0/9, 47, 26||Rangpur Div||v Rajshahi Div||Cox's Bazar||26 Oct 2019||FC|
|0/45, 17||Rangpur Div||v Dhaka Div||Chattogram||17 Oct 2019||FC|
|6||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Colombo (RPS)||12 Oct 2019||LA|
|7||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Colombo (RPS)||10 Oct 2019||LA|
|5, 0/28||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Colombo (RPS)||9 Oct 2019||LA|
|9, 0/14||BCB XI||v Zimbabweans||Fatullah||11 Sep 2019||Other OD|
|0/29, 33||Prime Bank||v Rupganj||Dhaka||23 Apr 2019||LA|
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.