October 26, 1978, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Also Known As
Left hand Bat
Slow Left arm Orthodox
Curiously nicknamed 'Dickens', Faisal is a rare specialist left-hand batsman in the Bangladesh side. At 28, he was a relative latecomer when first selected for the tour to West Indies in 2003-04, but as a seasoned domestic player for Chittagong, he had hogged the headlines that season, after top-scoring with 640-odd runs in the last National Cricket League. He is a gifted timer of the ball who relies more on reflex than technique, who cemented his place with an impressive runs of scores against the touring Zimbabwe A team.
After several years of toil, Faisal was given a second chance in international cricket when he was called up for the ODI squad for the England tour in 2010. He played two games, made very little contribution and was promptly dropped. Despite the disappointment, he has continued to ply his trade in the domestic game.
Rabeed Imam and Mohammad Isam
Batting & Fielding