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Sajedul Islam
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Sajedul Islam

Bangladesh|Allrounder
Sajedul Islam

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2013

Full Name

Sajedul Islam

Born

January 18, 1988, Rangpur

Age

33y 111d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

Sajidul Islam is one of the many BKSP (Bangladesh Sports Institute) graduates who have gone on to greater success, but he is different from the others on one point: he came back after being written off. He is one of those rare cricketers in Bangladesh who returned to the Test team more than five years after playing his first two Tests. He made his debut in New Zealand in 2008, called up as a replacement for Syed Rasel. He impressed in those conditions, swinging the ball and even dismissing Stephen Fleming. But once he was home, he was shooed away. In 2013, he made a successful return in the Test side when he played against Zimbabwe in Harare.

A left-arm pace bowler, Sajidul's strength is the natural angle to the right-hand batsman as well as the delivery that moves away from the left-hander. It is hard to get both in Bangladeshi conditions but Sajidul has often taken early wickets, and is usually useful with the second new ball too. He doesn't operate with a lot of pace but generates enough to trigger movement which ultimately brings him the wickets.

While studying in BKSP, Sajidul played in the Dhaka Premier League for a few seasons but was usually erratic. He became far more disciplined once he made it to the Barisal Division side in the National Cricket League. Since 2005-06, he played the next five seasons for this divisional side though he was from up north, Rangpur, which at the time didn't have a first-class team. Sajidul wasn't good enough to break into the Rajshahi Division side, but he wheeled away for Barisal.

After two modest seasons, the 2007-08 season went so well for Sajidul that he was the first call the selectors made when Rasel was injured in the New Zealand tour. He went there with 36 first-class wickets that season, at an average of 19.63. After the two Tests, and the subsequent snub from those same selectors, the next three seasons went by without many great performances.

In the 2012-13 season, Sajidul picked up 24 wickets for Rangpur Division, but it was not even good enough to get him into a team in the Bangladesh Premier League. The call finally came when Sylhet Royals coach Mohammad Salahuddin sought his services ahead of a crucial game in the 2013 tournament. Sajidul, already looking for a gig, complied gleefully as he picked up three for 23 in the race-to-the-final game that was famous for Chris Gayle's marauding century.

Another spate of injuries in Bangladesh's pace stock forced the selectors into bringing back Sajidul into the national set-up. It marked a complete circle for Sajidul.
Mohammad Isam

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601863.004738.29002000
T20I1-------------
FC991414517237617.94338850.850520032280
List A5540143244012.4643275.00001913120
T20720432.001428.57000030
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3533023232/712/8477.334.21110.00000
T20I116150---15.00-000
FC991721313968342416/518/7528.353.1254.501150
List A555422071846674/544/5427.555.0132.90100
T207710915063/233/2325.008.2518.10000
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Rangpur Div vs Khulna Div210/35 & 0/3429-Mar-2021RangpurFC
Rangpur Div vs Rajshahi Div02/59 & 2/2116-Nov-2019RajshahiFC
Rangpur Div vs Khulna Div0 & 02/2902-Nov-2019DhakaFC
Rangpur Div vs Rajshahi Div1 & 102/15 & 0/726-Oct-2019Cox's BazarFC
Rangpur Div vs Dhaka Div110/45 & 0/217-Oct-2019ChattogramFC

Photos


Sajedul Islam
Sajedul Islam drives one through the off side
Sajidul Islam in action against the South Africans
The Bangladesh players walk out of the terminal
Sajidul Islam delivers the ball
Sajidul Islam receives his Test cap from Mohammad Ashraful