Full name Mohammad Sabbir Rahman
Born November 22, 1991, Rajsahi
Current age 25 years 124 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Burners, Barisal Division, Rajshahi Division
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 20-24, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chittagong, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, Feb 14, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Rajshahi Division v Barisal Division at Rajshahi, Oct 10-13, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barisal Division v Rajshahi Division at Fatullah, Jan 1, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla, Mar 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Dhaka Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|54||Bangladesh||v Sri Lanka||Dambulla||25 Mar 2017||ODI # 3855|
|72||Bangladesh||v SL Pres. XI||Colombo (CCC)||22 Mar 2017||Other OD|
|42, 41||Bangladesh||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||15 Mar 2017||Test # 2254|
|0/10, 16, 22||Bangladesh||v India||Hyderabad (Deccan)||9 Feb 2017||Test # 2249|
|33||Bangladesh||v India A||Hyderabad||5 Feb 2017||Other|
|7, 0||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Christchurch||20 Jan 2017||Test # 2248|
|54*, 50||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Wellington||12 Jan 2017||Test # 2246|
|18||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||8 Jan 2017||T20I # 576|
|48||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||6 Jan 2017||T20I # 575|
|16||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Napier||3 Jan 2017||T20I # 574|
Sabbir Rahman shot into the limelight with an 18-ball unbeaten 33 in the gold-medal match of the 2010 Asian Games against Afghanistan. Bangladesh needed 44 from the last five overs of the T20 game, and Sabbir coolly struck three sixes to ensure the country's first gold in the Asian Games itself.
He had earlier turned heads with his big-spinning legbreaks in the Dhaka club scene as well as for the Bangladesh U19 side in the 2010 U19 World Cup, but he chose the Guangzhou International Cricket Stadium to launch himself.
He continued to flourish in T20 cricket for the next two seasons but his lack of runs in first-class and one-day cricket held him back. Finally he was chosen to play for Bangladesh in 2014 in his favoured format, but it wasn't a great start. He made his ODI debut towards the end of the year and although not the finished article nor a proven player at this level, he was chosen in their 2015 World Cup squad.
Born in Rajshahi, Sabbir possesses exceptional fielding skills and is a handy legspinner: he took a six-wicket haul in the 2014-15 Dhaka Premier League. As a batsman he can be a big hitter, but is a better batsman when he tries to play straight and square on the off side.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?