Afif Hossain

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Afif Hossain
Personal information
Full name Afif Hossain
Born (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 19)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Nickname Dhrubo
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batting all-rounder
Source: Cricinfo

Afif Hossain (born 22 September 1999) is a Bangladeshi cricketer.[1] In February 2018, he was named in Bangladesh's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[2] He made his T20I debut for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka on 15 February 2018.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was a student of the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan, Bangladesh's biggest sports institute, that has also produced the likes of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. He was known as a big-hitter at the U-19 level, and coaches found him similar to Tamim Iqbal.[4]

Domestic career[edit]

At 17 years and 72 days, he became the youngest to take a T20 five-for on his debut on 3 December 2016 for Rajshahi Kings in the BPL 2016.[5][6] Playing in the closing stages of the league phase, he ran through Chittagong Vikings with his 5 for 21, including the wicket of Chris Gayle.[7]

He made his first-class debut for East Zone in the 2016–17 Bangladesh Cricket League on 11 February 2017. Opening the batting, he scored 105 in the first innings and was named player of the match.[8]

On 5 June 2017, in the 2016–17 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, he took a hat-trick playing for Abahani Limited.[9]

Under-19 career[edit]

He was the vice-captain of the Bangladesh U-19 side for the 2016 Asia Cup.[10] In December 2017, he was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[11] He was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the tournament, with 276 runs.[12] Following Bangladesh's matches in the tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Hossain as the rising star of the squad.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afif Hossain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Bangladesh pick five uncapped players for Sri Lanka T20I". ESPN Cricinfo. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "1st T20I (N), Sri Lanka Tour of Bangladesh at Dhaka, Feb 15 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Who is Afif Hossain?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Premier League, 40th Match: Chittagong Vikings v Rajshahi Kings at Dhaka, Dec 3, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Preview: Bangladesh U19 v Namibia U19". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Debutant Afif's 5 for 21 stuns Chittagong". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Bangladesh Cricket League, East Zone (Bangladesh) v North Zone (Bangladesh) at Fatullah, Feb 11-14, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Afif's hat-trick sets up mouthwatering finish to DPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh squad named for U-19 Asia Cup". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Saif Hassan likely to lead Bangladesh U-19 at World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  12. ^ "ICC Under-19 World Cup, 2017/18 - Bangladesh Under-19s: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  13. ^ "U19CWC Report Card: Bangladesh". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 February 2018.