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Sohag Gazi
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Sohag Gazi

Bangladesh|bowler
Sohag Gazi

INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2015

Full Name

Sohag Gazi

Born

August 05, 1991, Barisal

Age

29y 259d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

An offspinner in Bangladesh cricket is a rarity, but a cricketer turning up from Patuakhali, one of the southernmost districts of Barisal, has made a mark with that brand of bowling. Sohag Gazi is the rare specialist offspinner who grew up right by the Bay of Bengal, and has travelled the length and breadth of the country to be recognised as one of the promising slow bowlers in Bangladesh. His run-up is short, even by spinners' standards, but his bowling action itself is a whir, followed by a tight follow-through.

Born in neighboring Khulna where his dad was posted, Sohag was also first introduced to the game in the southeastern town. He played till his mid-teens in Khulna, before shuttling along the south, playing in the various leagues in Khulna and neighboring Barisal Division. He first made a name for himself in the first division Cricket League, the second tier of the capital's league structure, for Orient Sporting Club, and made his first-class debut in the 2009-10 season, starting off with a five-wicket haul against Chittagong Division. The following season he was the highest wicket-taker in the National Cricket League, taking 41 wickets.

The call-up to the National Cricket Academy and the Bangladesh A team followed. He did well in the West Indies for the A team and against other second-string sides but he faced a few dark months in 2012 when an umpire at the Shafi Darashah tournament in Bangalore reported him for a kink in his elbow while bowling the quicker delivery. He went through the usual checks before being given the green signal to play first-class cricket in the 2012-13 season, one which he started off with nine wickets. A seven-wicket haul in the second innings included a hattrick, and spectacularly, Sohag slammed a hundred in the same game, becoming only the thirteenth cricketer of all time to score a century and take a hattrick in a first-class match.

He was soon picked up for the Bangladesh team for the first Test against West Indies in November 2012.
Mohammad Isam

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test101831511599386/749/21942.073.0482.90120
ODI2019919722224/294/2932.814.7141.70100
T20I101021029941/281/2874.758.5452.50000
FC9315623150116273387/7911/13934.393.0168.4013221
List A120117598145521425/275/2732.054.5642.10220
T20838215711952583/193/1933.657.4527.00000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test10161325101*21.6652961.4310321150
ODI201641843015.3321386.380018470
T20I1073572414.255996.61003120
FC931406405514630.26474685.44817441148650
List A1201021517228919.79187291.980514256440
T208347163535211.38327107.9501289240
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Sohag Gazi smacked a 67-ball 87 for Barisal
Anamul Haque and Sohag Gazi nearly collided while attempting a catch
Sohag Gazi is bowled by an Andre Russel yorker
Sohag Gazi
Sohag Gazi is bowled
Bangladesh celebrate the fall of Dinesh Chandimal