Full name Mohammad Saif Hassan
Born October 30, 1998, Dhaka
Current age 22 years 90 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19s, Barisal Division, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Pakistan v Bangladesh at Rawalpindi, Feb 7-10, 2020 scorecard|
|Last Test||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Barisal Division v Dhaka Metropolis at Fatullah, Feb 8-11, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Feb 22-25, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Cricket Coaching School v Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Savar (3), Apr 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Last List A||Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club v Brothers Union at Fatullah, Mar 15, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan v Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club at Fatullah, Feb 25, 2019 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Beximco Dhaka v Fortune Barishal at Dhaka, Dec 14, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12||Barishal||v Dhaka||Dhaka||14 Dec 2020||T20|
|50||Barishal||v Dhaka||Dhaka||12 Dec 2020||T20|
|46, 0/9||Barishal||v Chattogram||Dhaka||10 Dec 2020||T20|
|27||Barishal||v Rajshahi||Dhaka||8 Dec 2020||T20|
|9||Barishal||v Dhaka||Dhaka||2 Dec 2020||T20|
|4||Najmul XI||v Mahmudullah||Dhaka||25 Oct 2020||Other OD|
|7||Najmul XI||v Tamim XI||Dhaka||15 Oct 2020||Other OD|
|17||Najmul XI||v Mahmudullah||Dhaka||11 Oct 2020||Other OD|
|4, 1/15||Prime DSC||v Brothers||Fatullah||15 Mar 2020||LA|
|8||Bangladesh||v Zimbabwe||Dhaka||22 Feb 2020||Test # 2386|
Saif Hassan is a compact opening batsman, whose appetite for batting for long periods in Bangladesh's age-group, domestic and representative cricket pushed him onto the international stage at the age of 21. Scores of 117 against Sri Lanka A and a double-hundred five days later in the domestic first-class tournament gave the selectors enough reason to pick him in the Test squad to play India, but he could not debut as expected in the second Test after injuring his right hand while taking a superb catch at gully as a substitute fielder in the first.
He made his Test debut in February 2020, against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. It was the realisation of a belief held by some coaches in the BCB who had felt, since 2015, the year of Saif's Under-19 debut, that he would one day open the batting with Tamim Iqbal.
Saif began his cricketing journey in Saudi Arabia, where his father worked. When the family returned to Dhaka, he joined a local cricket academy. Saif stuck at it and made his way through the age-group structure. What always stood out was his languid strokeplay - he once hit ten sixes in a Dhaka league match.
Saif played two Under-19 World Cups, leading in 2018, before he started to make big runs in the domestic one-day and first-class competitions. His 814 runs at 62.61 in the 2018-19 Dhaka Premier League triggered his rise within the domestic ranks and beyond.