Mohammad Rubel Hossain (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ রুবেল হোসেন; born: 1 January 1990 in Bagerhat) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He made his ODI debut on 14 January 2009 in Bangladesh's victory over Sri Lanka, where he took 4/33 in 5.3 overs in a shortened ODI game. He made his Test debut on 9 July 2009 against the West Indies, and took 3 wickets. He has also featured in two Twenty20 matches, both coming in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20.
Rubel was named in the ODI squad for the tri-series with Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, and made his debut in the third game of the round-robin stage, a game Bangladesh needed to win to progress to the final. Rubel cleaned up the middle-order and tail with a 4 wicket haul in just 5.3 overs. He also played in the tri-series final, where he had a poor end to the game, but retained his place for the three ODI series against Zimbabwe soon after. More good performances led to him being named in the Test squad to face the West Indies for the first time. He made his debut at Arnos Vale, and took three wickets in West Indies' 1st innings, and also formed a good 10th wicket partnership with Shahadat Hossain in Bangladesh's 1st innings.
Rubel Hossain is known as one of the fastest bowlers in Bangladesh Cricket history. He bowled an impressive 149.5 Kph in a warm up game in 2009 ICC World Twenty20. He also bowled at 148 Kph vs Sri Lanka in 2015 Cricket World Cup. Rubel's best ODI figure is 6/26 vs New Zealand, where he also took a hattrick.
Bangladeshi police arrested Rubel after heroine Nazneen Akhtar complained about him that he raped her. He was put on custody for three days, later the court granted him bail to participate for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. On Bangladesh's victory over England, in which Hossain played a starring role in, Nazneen withdrew her charges.