Full Name

Saqlain Sajib

Born

December 01, 1988, Rajshahi

Age

35y 173d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

Saqlain Sajib waited nine years for his shot at the highest level but when it came, the proud day turned out to be a nightmare. He conceded 40 runs in the 3.3 overs he bowled against Australia in his only international game, during the 2016 World T20. His selection drew flak as he had just arrived in Bangalore that morning after being flown in as Arafat Sunny's replacement.

But those 21 deliveries, which could well be his only contribution in Bangladesh colours, don't really define Saqlain's career. He is highly rated as a left-arm spinner in the domestic circuit, having been one of the top five wicket-takers in almost every season since his debut in 2007.

He has played most of his cricket for Rajshahi Division, where he grew up. He was one of those Rajshahi cricketers - along with Farhad Reza, Farhad Hossain and Jahurul Islam - considered to be part of their golden generation that helped the division dominate the National Cricket League till the 2011-12 season.

He finished the NCL with more than 50 wickets in a single season in 2009-10 and 2011-12. A nine-wicket haul against Zimbabwe A in 2014 was the best of his 20 five-wicket hauls but it still didn't lead to a senior call-up at the time. The presence of bowlers like Abdur Razzak and Arafat Sunny didn't allow Sajib to get a long run at the highest level.

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Saqlain Sajib Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
T20Is1121400---11.42-000
FC981691998597093819/8215/13225.482.9152.412213
List A133132631546071517/587/5830.504.3741.8410
T20s51509921185474/284/2825.217.1621.1100

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
T20Is1-----------00
FC981304370347*8.08273225.7300852390
List A133653129831*8.7648062.0800156380
T20s511612441111.004695.65002190
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Saqlain Sajib returned figures of 1 for 23 in his four over spell
Saqlain Sajib took a List A career-best 7 for 58
Saqlain Sajib acknowledges the crowd after his seven-for led Abahani Limited to the DPL title
Jubair Hossain (middle) and Saqlain Sajib (right) strung a match-winning 31 runs for the ninth wicket
Saqlain Sajib was named Man of the Match
Saqlain Sajib acknowledges the cheers after taking a six-wicket haul