Full name Faisal Hossain
Born October 26, 1978, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Current age 36 years 278 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Chittagong Division, East Zone (Bangladesh), Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity
Also known as Foysal Hossain
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Only Test||West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, May 28-Jun 1, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's, May 19, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast, Jul 16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Khulna Division v Chittagong Division at Savar (3), Mar 9-11, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||Kalabagan Cricket Academy v Legends of Rupganj at Fatullah, Jan 4, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Chittagong Division v Rajshahi Division at Dhaka, Apr 11, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Dhaka Metropolis v Chittagong Division at Bogra, Apr 23, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|11, 1/55, 0||Chittagong D||v Khulna Div||Savar (3)||9 Mar 2015||FC|
|0/29, 60||Chittagong D||v Sylhet Div||Fatullah||2 Mar 2015||FC|
|3/161, 19||Chittagong D||v Barisal Div||Savar (2)||23 Feb 2015||FC|
|25, 0/32, 0||Chittagong D||v Rajshahi Div||Dhaka||1 Feb 2015||FC|
|2/30, 8, 2/51, 35||Chittagong D||v Rangpur Div||Fatullah||25 Jan 2015||FC|
|1/34, 35||Rupganj||v Kalabagan CA||Fatullah||4 Jan 2015||LA|
|1/8, 16||Rupganj||v Prime Bank||Savar (3)||24 Dec 2014||LA|
|0/21, 32||Rupganj||v Mohammedan||Savar (3)||6 Dec 2014||LA|
|3||Rupganj||v Kalabagan CA||Savar (4)||30 Nov 2014||LA|
|6, 0/18||Rupganj||v Brothers||Savar (3)||27 Nov 2014||LA|
Curiously nicknamed 'Dickens', Faisal is a rare specialist left-hand batsman in the Bangladesh side. At 28, he was a relative latecomer when first selected for the tour to West Indies in 2003-04, but as a seasoned domestic player for Chittagong, he had hogged the headlines that season, after top-scoring with 640-odd runs in the last National Cricket League. He is a gifted timer of the ball who relies more on reflex than technique, who cemented his place with an impressive runs of scores against the touring Zimbabwe A team.
After several years of toil, Faisal was given a second chance in international cricket when he was called up for the ODI squad for the England tour in 2010. He played two games, made very little contribution and was promptly dropped. Despite the disappointment, he has continued to ply his trade in the domestic game.
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