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Full name Alauddin Babu
Born December 5, 1991, Rangpur
Current age 23 years 16 days
Major teams Abahani Limited, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Burners, Chittagong Division, Rangpur Division
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Chittagong Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Mar 6-10, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Rangpur Division v Rajshahi Division at Rangpur, Feb 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bangladesh Cricket Board XI v England XI at Fatullah, Feb 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Mohammedan Sporting Club v Partex Sporting Club at Savar (3), Dec 10, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Mohammedan Sporting Club v UCB-BCB Eleven at Dhaka, Dec 29, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|4/27||Mohammedan||v PSC||Savar (3)||10 Dec 2014||LA|
|6, 0/62||Mohammedan||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||6 Dec 2014||LA|
|8, 0/14||Mohammedan||v Sheikh Jamal||Dhaka||3 Dec 2014||LA|
|0/29, 17||Mohammedan||v Prime DSC||Fatullah||30 Nov 2014||LA|
|7, 1/43||Mohammedan||v Old DOHS||Savar (3)||28 Nov 2014||LA|
|21, 0/13||Mohammedan||v Prime Bank||Fatullah||25 Nov 2014||LA|
|1/22, 8||Mohammedan||v Kalabagan CA||Fatullah||22 Nov 2014||LA|
|8, 1/40||Mohammedan||v Brothers||Savar (3)||18 Nov 2014||LA|
|3/29||Mohammedan||v Victoria SC||Dhaka||15 Nov 2014||LA|
|0, 2/26||Mohammedan||v Abahani Ltd||Dhaka||12 Nov 2014||LA|
A promising medium-pace bowler who was discovered at 17, Alauddin Babu's most conspicuous cricketing act so far has been to concede the most expensive List A over of all time, when he gave away 39 in a Dhaka Premier League match.
He first earned attention in 2008, when he took an eight-wicket haul in Dhaka's First Division League, which is the level just below the Premier League. He was immediately fast-tracked to the Bangladesh Under-19 team the same year, and he played in the 2010 Youth World Cup in New Zealand.
Earmarked as a future prospect, and consequently selected for the National Cricket Academy in 2010, he made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division, and then moved to Rangpur when the region became a divisional cricket team the following year.
Seam-bowling allrounders are rare in Bangladesh, which is an advantage to Alauddin, who is also known as a big-hitting lower-order batsman. But he has struggled with injuries lately. A likable character, Alauddin will need all the support he can get to recover from the 39-runs in an over debacle.
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