Full name Alauddin Babu
Born December 5, 1991, Rangpur
Current age 25 years 4 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 Chittagong Division at Sylhet, Sep 25-28, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bangladesh Cricket Board XI v England XI at Fatullah, Feb 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club v Legends of Rupganj at Savar (3), Jun 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Khulna Division v Rajshahi Division at Savar (2), Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Dhaka Dynamites v Khulna Titans at Dhaka, Dec 6, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0||Dynamites||v Titans||Dhaka||6 Dec 2016||T20|
|1*, 0/29||Dynamites||v Titans||Dhaka||4 Dec 2016||T20|
|33*||Dynamites||v Vikings||Dhaka||2 Dec 2016||T20|
|-||Dynamites||v Bulls||Dhaka||27 Nov 2016||T20|
|5||Dynamites||v Vikings||Chittagong||17 Nov 2016||T20|
|-||Dynamites||v Victorians||Dhaka||14 Nov 2016||T20|
|1/2||Dynamites||v Riders||Dhaka||12 Nov 2016||T20|
|-||Dynamites||v Raj Kings||Dhaka||11 Nov 2016||T20|
|0/17||Dynamites||v Bulls||Dhaka||8 Nov 2016||T20|
|-||Select XI||v England XI||Fatullah||4 Oct 2016||Other OD|
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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