Full name Ariful Haque
Born November 18, 1992, Rangpur
Current age 28 years 60 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Bangladesh Under-23s, Barisal Division, Dhaka Platoon, Gemcon Khulna, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity, Rangpur Division
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Sylhet, Nov 3-6, 2018 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Nov 11-15, 2018 scorecard|
|Only ODI||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Chattogram, Oct 26, 2018 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka, Dec 22, 2018 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Chittagong Division v Barisal Division at Chattogram, Nov 27-30, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||East Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Cox's Bazar, Feb 14-17, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Dhaka Division v Barisal Division at Dhaka, Mar 27, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Bank Cricket Club v Gazi Group Cricketers at Dhaka, Mar 16, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Chittagong Division v Sylhet Division at Dhaka, Apr 12, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Gemcon Khulna v Gazi Group Chattogram at Dhaka, Dec 18, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|21, 0/18||Khulna||v Chattogram||Dhaka||18 Dec 2020||T20|
|15, 2/26||Khulna||v Chattogram||Dhaka||14 Dec 2020||T20|
|7||Khulna||v Dhaka||Dhaka||10 Dec 2020||T20|
|6||Khulna||v Chattogram||Dhaka||8 Dec 2020||T20|
|10*||Khulna||v Rajshahi||Dhaka||6 Dec 2020||T20|
|6*||Khulna||v Barishal||Dhaka||4 Dec 2020||T20|
|19||Khulna||v Dhaka||Dhaka||30 Nov 2020||T20|
|15||Khulna||v Chattogram||Dhaka||28 Nov 2020||T20|
|41*||Khulna||v Rajshahi||Dhaka||26 Nov 2020||T20|
|48*||Khulna||v Barishal||Dhaka||24 Nov 2020||T20|
It was on the back of a strong BPL campaign in 2017 that Ariful Haque broke into Bangladesh's limited-overs sides the following year. The allrounder hails from Rangpur, the country's northernmost region, and is viewed as a big-hitting lower middle-order batsman.
Ariful came into prominence in the 2006-07 National Cricket League when he struck his maiden first-class century in his first year in the competition. But thereafter he spent several lean seasons, scoring his second century only nine years later. The same season, he also went on to get 478 runs in the Dhaka Premier League, in addition to 446 for Rangpur in the NCL.
His batting improved in the following four seasons, culminating in a short stint with Khulna Titans in the 2017 BPL. He made only 237 runs in 12 games but it had an impact on his team's progression into the last four.
He was first called up to the Bangladesh T20I side in February 2018 and later found a place in the Asia Cup 2018 squad following Sabbir Rahman's suspension.