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Shoriful Islam
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Shoriful Islam

Bangladesh|Bowler
Shoriful Islam

INTL CAREER: 2021 - 2022

Full Name

Mohammad Shoriful Islam

Born

June 03, 2001, Panchagor

Age

20y 228d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

6ft 3in

TEAMS

At 6ft three inches, Shoriful Islam became a left-arm pace sensation almost overnight, when he starred in Bangladesh's 2020 Under-19 World Cup triumph. He took nine wickets, but it was his aggression and pace in the knockout games against South Africa, New Zealand and (in the final against) India that stood out.

They returned home in February to much adulation and many prizes, but shortly afterwards got stuck at home by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the two domestic competitions to kick off the 2020-21 season, Shoriful looked to have taken a step further, and earned a maiden call-up to the ODI side in January 2021, for the three-match series against West Indies.

It brought cheer to Nagardanga, the small village in northern Bangladesh where he was born, and from where he would cycle for half an hour to get to the closest bazaar to have electricity, so that he could watch live cricket on TV. When he saw Mustafizur Rahman bowl left-arm pace during the 2015 India series, Shoriful's dream got bigger.

The following year, he was spotted by Alamgir Kabir, a bowling coach for Clemon Rajshahi Cricket Academy, during a trial in Dinajpur. Kabir took him under his wing, and taught him how to bowl, and how to be a cricketer. Within a year, he was playing first-class cricket for Rajshahi, and by mid-2018, he would appear for Bangladesh A in two series.

Shoriful got transferred into the Under-19 programme where bowling coach Mahbub Ali Zaki built him into a fast bowler from a medium-pacer. Shoriful's World Cup-winning performance took the country by storm, with many expecting him to be in the national team soon. That expectation became reality at the turn of 2021 when he earned his first call-up in the Bangladesh side.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3557627763/693/9946.162.8896.0000
ODI4418016074/464/4622.855.3325.7100
T20I1717330406223/333/3318.457.3815.0000
FC11161572772284/337/5427.572.9456.1100
List A313115151371544/464/4625.385.4228.0300
T20555410911479673/233/2322.078.1316.2000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test351972.252931.03001030
ODI431884.007114.28000100
T20I17731162.751384.61001150
FC1112338124.228843.18002340
List A3116776228.4463120.63004650
T205519644123.385678.570052210
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Shoriful Islam celebrates after getting a wicket
Shoriful Islam gave the first breakthrough for Bangladesh
Shoriful Islam reacts after a near miss
Shoriful Islam roars after snagging Ross Taylor
Shoriful Islam gets a hug from Taskin Ahmed after removing Tom Latham
Shoriful Islam is pumped after picking two in two