Full name Mohammad Nazmul Islam
Born March 21, 1991, Dhaka
Current age 27 years 188 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Under-21s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Division, Dhaka Division, Kalabagan Cricket Academy
Also known as Nazmul Apu
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Only ODI||Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi, Sep 23, 2018 scorecard|
|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||Dhaka Division v Khulna Division at Chittagong, Feb 15-18, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bangladesh A v Sri Lanka A at Chittagong, Jun 26-29, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Dhaka Division v Chittagong Division at Dhaka, Oct 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Afghanistan v Bangladesh at Abu Dhabi, Sep 23, 2018 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Barisal Burners v Sylhet Royals at Dhaka, Feb 10, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Bangladesh v West Indies at Lauderhill, Aug 5, 2018 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/29||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||Abu Dhabi||23 Sep 2018||ODI # 4045|
|0/2||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Lauderhill||5 Aug 2018||T20I # 694|
|3/28||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Lauderhill||4 Aug 2018||T20I # 693|
|7, 0/24||Bangladesh||v West Indies||Basseterre||31 Jul 2018||T20I # 692|
|1/73, 0, 1/37||Bangladesh A||v Sri Lanka A||Chittagong||26 Jun 2018||FC|
|2/18||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||Dehradun||7 Jun 2018||T20I # 669|
|6*, 0/14||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||Dehradun||5 Jun 2018||T20I # 668|
|0/32, 4*||Bangladesh||v Afghanistan||Dehradun||3 Jun 2018||T20I # 667|
|1*, 5/32||Sheikh Jamal||v Khelaghar||Dhaka||5 Apr 2018||LA|
|0, 2/37||Sheikh Jamal||v Prime DSC||Savar (3)||2 Apr 2018||LA|
Nazmul Islam's signature "snake dance" made him popular at the time of his Bangladesh debut in 2018, but there is more than just a unique celebration about this smart left-arm spinner.
After making his first-class debut in 2010 at the age of just under 19, Nazmul had to take the long route to the senior side, compared to how many of Bangladesh cricketers stay in the BCB's system from the age-group playing years. His breakthrough season was 2013-14 when he took 31 wickets in the National Cricket League. However, he was always behind other left-arm spinners like Abdur Razzak, Enamul Haque jnr and Saqlain Sajib in the pecking order.
Nazmul had to rely on the BPL editions to remain in the eye of selectors. His 12 wickets in the 2017 edition finally caught the attention and he was given a call-up to Bangladesh's T20I squad in February 2018. Although he didn't pick up as many wickets initially, the Bangladesh think-tank understood his effectiveness.
It earned him a place in Bangladesh's ODI squad for the first time, in the Asia Cup in September, with his debut coming against Afghanistan during the Super Fours stage.