Picture of Shahriar Nafees

Shahriar Nafees

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm Slow
Played for:
Bangladesh, Dhaka Warriors, ICL Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Barisal Division, Bangladesh Invitation XI, Young Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19, C1, Barisal Burners, Khulna Royal Bengals, Bangladesh Central Zone, Bangladesh South Zone, Bangladesh East Zone, Brothers Union, Abahani Limited, Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Barisal Bulls
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Batsman
Home country:
May 01, 1985, Dhaka


With just five first-class matches under his belt, Shahriar Nafees was thrusted into the Test squad for Bangladesh's first tour of England at the tender age of 19. The tour was a learning experience for the youngster, watching the settled opening pair of Nafees Iqbal and Javed Omar in action.

Shahriar made his Test debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka and got some decent starts. With every outing he matured and in 2006, he finally scored his maiden first-class as well as Test ton, against Australia. He continued to show flashes of brilliance with his fine knocks and was subsequently made the vice-captain for the Champions Trophy where he scored a century against Zimbabwe, but failed against stronger oppositions.

However, he played a crucial in Bangladesh's 5-0 whitewash over Zimbabwe in late 2006. Shahriar joined the rebel league in 2008 and was handed a 10-year ban by the Bangladesh Cricket Board. But, he canceled the contract the following year, making himself available for national selection. Shahriar was then recalled in January 2010 for the home Tri-series.

Fast Facts

  • Shahriar Nafees won Bangladesh’s Cricketer of the Year Award in 2006.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 24 48 1267 0 26.39 55.86 1 7 138
ODI 75 75 2201 5 31.44 69.49 4 13 123*
T20 1 1 25 0 25.00 147.05 0 0 25
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 19 0 0
ODI 13 0 2
T20 1 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
T20 1 1 0 0 0 100


Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium (Khettarama), Colombo - Sep 12, 2005
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Apr 17, 2013
Bangladesh Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 21, 2005
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Pakistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Dec 06, 2011
Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna - Nov 28, 2006
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe at Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna - Nov 28, 2006