Full name Taijul Islam
Born February 7, 1992, Natore
Current age 23 years 109 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Duronto Rajshahi, Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Rajshahi Division
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Test debut||West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, Sep 5-9, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, May 6-9, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 1, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton, Mar 13, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barisal Division v Rajshahi Division at Fatullah, Apr 10-13, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Dhaka, May 24-27, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bangladesh Under-23s v Sri Lanka Under-23s at Singapore, Aug 18, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||East Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Duronto Rajshahi v Khulna Royal Bengals at Dhaka, Feb 26, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Prime Bank Cricket Club v UCB-BCB Eleven at Dhaka, Dec 31, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5/113, 1*, 2/73, 20||North Z (BD)||v Cent Z (BD)||Dhaka||24 May 2015||FC|
|3/179, 15, 1/56, 10||Bangladesh||v Pakistan||Dhaka||6 May 2015||Test # 2161|
|1, 6/163||Bangladesh||v Pakistan||Khulna||28 Apr 2015||Test # 2159|
|1/111, 1, 2/97, 0*||North Z (BD)||v South Z (BD)||Fatullah||21 Apr 2015||FC|
|1/40, 6*||BCB XI||v Pakistanis||Fatullah||15 Apr 2015||Other OD|
|3/56||North Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Dhaka||12 Apr 2015||LA|
|2/25||North Z (BD)||v South Z (BD)||Fatullah||9 Apr 2015||LA|
|6*, 0/30||North Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Fatullah||7 Apr 2015||LA|
|3/29||North Z (BD)||v Cent Z (BD)||Fatullah||5 Apr 2015||LA|
|0/58||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Hamilton||13 Mar 2015||ODI # 3634|
Taijul Islam is another in a long line of left-arm spinners that Bangladesh have produced, but in his first international season he has come up with two outstanding displays which have made him stand out. In only his third Test, against ZImbabwe in Mirpur, he took 8 for 39, the best figures by a Bangladesh bowler in Tests. A month later, making his ODI debut against the same opponents at the same venue, he took a hat-trick, becoming the first bowler ever to take a hat-trick on ODI debut.
Taijul, who hails from Natore, a northwestern district in Bangladesh, came into prominence with 55 wickets in the 2013-14 first-class season, winning himself first a place in the Bangladesh A side on its tour to the West Indies in May 2014, before making a second trip to the Caribbean a few months later, for the senior side.
He began playing in his hometown, before playing in the Rajshahi league and eventually, like every aspiring cricketer, played in the Dhaka league system. He made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division in the 2010-11 season. He played just one and two matches in the next two seasons, before becoming a regular choice for his divisional side in 2013-14. He got wickets in buckets, taking seven five-wicket hauls in 19 innings. He has also played two seasons of the BPL, taking 11 wickets in 12 games, all for Rajshahi.
His impressive performance in the 2013-14 season, and the suspension of Shakib Al Hasan since July 2014, made him a Test cricketer as he made his debut in the first Test in St Vincent in September the same year.
The five pairs who have added the most runs in Twenty20s
ESPNcricinfo picks its team of the 2015 season, with a limit of only four overseas players in the XI