Full name Talha Jubair
Born December 10, 1985, Faridpur, Dhaka
Current age 31 years 103 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Central Zone (Bangladesh), Dhaka Metropolis
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS), Jul 21-23, 2002 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 17-20, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC), Sep 23, 2002 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v Bangladesh at Bloemfontein, Feb 22, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Dhaka Metropolis v Rajshahi Division at Chittagong, Apr 19-22, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||2000/01|
|Last List A||Kalabagan Krira Chakra v Kalabagan Cricket Academy at Savar (3), Oct 8, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Khulna Royal Bengals v Sylhet Royals at Chittagong, Feb 18, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Dhaka Metropolis v Rangpur Division at Bogra, Apr 25, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 1/26, 36, 0/32||Dhaka Metro||v Rajshahi Div||Chittagong||19 Apr 2014||FC|
|5, 0/19||Kalabagan CA||v Kalabagan KC||Savar (3)||8 Oct 2013||LA|
|0/40||Kalabagan CA||v Sheikh Jamal||Savar (3)||4 Oct 2013||LA|
|7, 0/18||Kalabagan CA||v Brothers||Fatullah||30 Sep 2013||LA|
|0/28||Kalabagan CA||v Abahani Ltd||Savar (3)||26 Sep 2013||LA|
|1/16||Kalabagan CA||v Khelaghar||Savar (3)||22 Sep 2013||LA|
|13, 1/22||Kalabagan CA||v Mohammedan||Fatullah||17 Sep 2013||LA|
|0/34||Dhaka Metro||v Rangpur Div||Bogra||25 Apr 2013||T20|
|0/28||Dhaka Metro||v Chittagong D||Bogra||23 Apr 2013||T20|
|1/31, 0/15||Cent Z (BD)||v South Z (BD)||Dhaka||27 Dec 2012||FC|
Talha Jubair was fast-tracked into international cricket in July 2002 when he shared the new ball at the age of 16 years and 223 days in a Test match against Sri Lanka. He removed Marvan Atapattu and Mahela Jayawardene in his first spell, though Bangladesh were mauled through the rest of the game. When he took four wickets in only his second ODI, against South Africa, there were suggestions that Bangladesh may have unearthed a genuine fast-bowling hope, but injuries brought Talha's career to a standstill ever since he returned from the 2003 World Cup.
Bowling off a shortish run-up and with a whippy action, the rigors of international cricket took a huge toll, as his wiry frame was never supported by stronger muscles. A stress fracture at the back laid him low for a considerable period. He made a comeback against India in December 2004 - nearly two years after the World Cup in South Africa - but was quickly dropped after a wicketless innings.
Talha was one of two fast bowlers promoted by West Indies legend Andy Roberts (the other being Mashrafe Mortaza), but he never lived up to his promise. Long after being shunned for the national team, he was still lumbering through domestic cricket.
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?