Full name Kamrul Islam Rabbi
Born December 10, 1991, Barisal
Current age 25 years 225 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh Under-19s, Barisal Division, South Zone (Bangladesh)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Oct 20-24, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Bangladesh at Hyderabad (Deccan), Feb 9-13, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Bogra, Oct 26-29, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Central Zone (Bangladesh) v East Zone (Bangladesh) at Fatullah, Feb 19-22, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Barisal Division v Sylhet Division at Rajshahi, Oct 23, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club v Mohammedan Sporting Club at Fatullah, Jun 3, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Bangladesh Cricket Board XI v West Indians at Fatullah, Oct 9, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Rangpur Riders v Barisal Bulls at Dhaka, Dec 3, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/45, 6*||Mohammedan||v Prime DSC||Fatullah||3 Jun 2017||LA|
|1||Mohammedan||v Abahani Ltd||Savar (3)||27 May 2017||LA|
|2, 2/59||Mohammedan||v Gazi Group||Fatullah||24 May 2017||LA|
|12*, 0/53||Mohammedan||v Sheikh Jamal||Savar (3)||21 May 2017||LA|
|1/58, 6*||Mohammedan||v Brothers||Savar (3)||18 May 2017||LA|
|3/54, 0*||Mohammedan||v PSC||Savar (3)||11 May 2017||LA|
|1/78, 5*||Mohammedan||v Abahani Ltd||Savar (4)||8 May 2017||LA|
|1/69||Mohammedan||v Prime DSC||Fatullah||5 May 2017||LA|
|15, 1/26||Mohammedan||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||2 May 2017||LA|
|0/17||Mohammedan||v Victoria SC||Savar (4)||30 Apr 2017||LA|
Kamrul Islam Rabbi spent much of his young life pounding the unresponsive pitches in Bangladesh's first-class scene. He is a right-arm medium-pace bowler who has become Barisal Division's bowling mainstay since his debut in 2008. The 2010-11 NCL season was his breakthrough, as he picked up 19 wickets at 23.78 but thereafter he hardly featured among the top pace bowlers.
He played in the 2010 U-19 World Cup after a good 2009 lead-up campaign, then returned to the first-class grind, and had some moments of success in the NCL and later in the Dhaka Premier League.
Born and brought up in Barisal, Rabbi wanted to be a forest officer growing up. It made sense as the Sundarban mangrove forest was nearby. He was spotted by former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud, who drafted him for Old DOHS Sports Club in the 2007-08 Dhaka Premier League. Rabbi had to be given proper bowling boots because he hadn't prepared to play in the top domestic competition.
When he made his Test debut against England in 2016, Rabbi had already played 47 first-class matches, mostly for Barisal.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?