Full name Saqlain Sajib
Born December 1, 1988, Rajshahi
Current age 31 years 14 days
Major teams Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Chittagong Division, Dhaka Gladiators, North Zone (Bangladesh), Rajshahi Division
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Only T20I||Australia v Bangladesh at Bengaluru, Mar 21, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rajshahi Division v Chittagong Division at Rajshahi, Feb 14-17, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Rajshahi Division v Dhaka Division at Cox's Bazar, Nov 2-5, 2019 scorecard|
|List A debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Fatullah, Mar 27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Fatullah, Apr 23, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Chittagong Division v Sylhet Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Legends of Rupganj v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Fatullah, Feb 27, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 1/111, 4*||Rajshahi Div||v Dhaka Div||Cox's Bazar||2 Nov 2019||FC|
|1/20, 0*, 5/35||Rajshahi Div||v Rangpur Div||Cox's Bazar||26 Oct 2019||FC|
|1/44, 10*||Mohammedan||v Prime DSC||Fatullah||23 Apr 2019||LA|
|4/40||Mohammedan||v Prime Bank||Dhaka||21 Apr 2019||LA|
|3*, 1/36||Mohammedan||v Sheikh Jamal||Fatullah||19 Apr 2019||LA|
|0/38, 5||Mohammedan||v Abahani Ltd||Savar (3)||17 Apr 2019||LA|
|0/48, 3||Mohammedan||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||15 Apr 2019||LA|
|1/42, 5*||Mohammedan||v BKSP||Fatullah||11 Apr 2019||LA|
|1/22||Mohammedan||v Prime Bank||Savar (4)||8 Apr 2019||LA|
|1, 0/22||Mohammedan||v Shinepukur||Dhaka||5 Apr 2019||LA|
Saqlain Sajib waited nine years for his shot at the highest level but when it came, the proud day turned out to be a nightmare. He conceded 40 runs in the 3.3 overs he bowled against Australia in his only international game, during the 2016 World T20. His selection drew flak as he had just arrived in Bangalore that morning after being flown in as Arafat Sunny's replacement.
But those 21 deliveries, which could well be his only contribution in Bangladesh colours, don't really define Saqlain's career. He is highly rated as a left-arm spinner in the domestic circuit, having been one of the top five wicket-takers in almost every season since his debut in 2007.
He has played most of his cricket for Rajshahi Division, where he grew up. He was one of those Rajshahi cricketers - along with Farhad Reza, Farhad Hossain and Jahurul Islam - considered to be part of their golden generation that helped the division dominate the National Cricket League till the 2011-12 season.
He finished the NCL with more than 50 wickets in a single season in 2009-10 and 2011-12. A nine-wicket haul against Zimbabwe A in 2014 was the best of his 20 five-wicket hauls but it still didn't lead to a senior call-up at the time. The presence of bowlers like Abdur Razzak and Arafat Sunny didn't allow Sajib to get a long run at the highest level.