Full name Mosaddek Hossain Saikat
Born December 10, 1995, Mymensingh
Current age 21 years 104 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Abahani Limited, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Under-17s, Bangladesh Under-19s, Dhaka Division, East Zone (Bangladesh)
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Only Test||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v Afghanistan at Dhaka, Sep 28, 2016 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Nelson, Dec 31, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Jan 20, 2016 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Khulna Division v Dhaka Division at Cox's Bazar, Apr 19-22, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Mar 15-19, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Abahani Limited v Cricket Coaching School at Fatullah, Sep 12, 2013 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Nelson, Dec 31, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sagicor High Performance Centre v Bangladesh A at Bridgetown, Jun 14, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/13, 53||Bangladesh||v SL Pres. XI||Colombo (CCC)||22 Mar 2017||Other OD|
|0/11, 75, 0/10, 13||Bangladesh||v Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||15 Mar 2017||Test # 2254|
|57, 1/42||South Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Savar (4)||19 Feb 2017||FC|
|39, 0/19||South Z (BD)||v East Z (BD)||Sylhet||4 Feb 2017||FC|
|54, 0/11||South Z (BD)||v North Z (BD)||Sylhet||28 Jan 2017||FC|
|1/27, 12||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||8 Jan 2017||T20I # 576|
|1/22, 1||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||6 Jan 2017||T20I # 575|
|20, 0/9||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Napier||3 Jan 2017||T20I # 574|
|11, 0/26||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Nelson||31 Dec 2016||ODI # 3816|
|1/12, 3||Bangladesh||v New Zealand||Nelson||29 Dec 2016||ODI # 3815|
Mosaddek Hossain, who comes from a family of cricketers, snuck up on Bangladesh cricket's consciousness during the 2013 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, helping Abahani Limited stay afloat in a disastrous campaign. He struck a century and three fifties, before having to head to the Bangladesh Under-19 training camp ahead of the 2014 World Cup in the UAE. The opportunity to get out of age-group cricket quite early proved to be an important milestone in his development.
His first-class debut in the 2013-14 season wasn't memorable: he got a pair against Khulna in Cox's Bazar. But in the following season, he struck 250 and 282, his first two hundred-plus scores in first-class cricket. He added another double-hundred in 2015. A Twenty20 International debut followed in January 2016, but it was a forgettable one against Zimbabwe. By then it was clear that he wouldn't be in coach Chandika Hathurusingha's 2016 World T20 plans.
Mosaddek however kept making the runs in domestic cricket, and in the 2016 Dhaka Premier League he was winning matches for eventual champions Abahani. At barely 20, Mosaddek was hailed by Abahani captain Tamim Iqbal as one with a "45-year-old brain". He remained on the fringes of the national team, and made his Test debut in Colombo in March 2017 in what was Bangladesh's 100th Test.
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?