Elias Sunny

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Elias Sunny
Personal information
Full name Mohammad Elias Sunny
Born (1986-08-02) 2 August 1986 (age 30)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 60) 21 October 2011 v West Indies
Last Test 8 March 2013 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 101) 3 December 2011 v Pakistan
Last ODI 8 December 2012 v West Indies
ODI shirt no. 19
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009/10 Khulna Division
2004/05–2009/10 Chittagong Division
2003/04–2010/11 Dhaka Division
2011–present Dhaka Metropolis
2013–present Barisal Burners
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 4 70 81
Runs scored 38 2 2,115 714
Batting average 7.60 1.00 22.74 15.19
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 3/8 0/1
Top score 20* 1* 176 87*
Balls bowled 863 204 13,889 4,101
Wickets 12 5 250 106
Bowling average 43.16 32.20 27.03 26.77
5 wickets in innings 1 0 11 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 0
Best bowling 6/94 2/21 7/79 4/22
Catches/stumpings 1/– 0/– 38/– 29/–
Source: [1], 12 March 2013

Elias Sunny (Bengali: ইলিয়াস সানি, born 2 August 1986) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. Sunny made his Test debut in 2011 and played his One Day International the following year. He is a Slow left-arm orthodox bowler.


He made his first class debut for Dhaka Division in Bangladesh in 2003–04 and has played for Chittagong Division in subsequent years. He is an all rounder and played for Bangladesh Under-17s in 2002/03.

This left-handed batsman scored 978 runs in 31 first class matches up to the end of the 2006–07 season. His only first class century, an impressive 176, came against Barisal Division. He has taken 97 wickets with his slow left arm orthodox spin at a cost of 29.21 with a best of 5 for 46 against Khulna Division.

In 23 list A one-day matches he's scored 193 runs at 13.78 and taken 34 wickets at 36.32.


Sunny made his international debut in the 1st Test vs West Indies on 21 October 2011.[1] In the first innings he took 6–94 (23 overs) and finished with match figures of 7–128 (29 overs).[1]

He made his T20I debut along with Abul Hasan and Ziaur Rahman at Stormont (cricket ground) near Belfast in Northern Ireland in July 2012 against Ireland. He took 5/13 from his 4 overs, including a maiden to restrict the hosts to 119/8 and thus result in an emphatic 71 run win. He took the wickets of Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, John Mooney, Alex Cusack and Trent Johnston to win the Man of the Match award. He bettered the 4-year-old world record for best figures on T20I debut 4/15 by Ajantha Mendis (against Zimbabwe cricket team at Maple Leaf Cricket Club at King City in Canada) in October 2008, which was again surpassed by Mendis in September later.

Elias Sunny is the first and only player in history to take 5 wicket haul on T20I debut which is considered as a rare feat and still has the best bowling figures on T20I debut(5/13 in 4 overs) [2] Elias Sunny is also the only bowler to pick up 5 wicket hauls on both Test and T20I debut.

Test five wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 6/94 1  West Indies Chittagong,Bangladesh Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium 2011 Drawn[1]

T20I five wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5/13 1  Ireland Belfast,Ireland Civil Service Cricket Club 2012 Won[3]

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