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Naeem Islam

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Academy, Bangladesh Invitation XI, Rajshahi Division, Young Bangladesh, Bangladesh Under-19, Chittagong Kings, Rangpur Division, Sylhet Royals, Bangladesh North Zone, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, UCB-BCB Eleven
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
89
Bowling:
86
Home country:
Bangladesh
Born:
December 31, 1986, Gaibandha

Profile

A representative of Bangladesh's 2004 Under-19 World Cup, Naeem Islam made a hurried entry in international cricket after the rebel league robbed Bangladesh of several of its key players.

A top order batsman and a part time off break bowler, the Gaibandha born youngster made his Test and ODI debut in the home series against New Zealand in 2008 but some lackluster performances soon after saw him dropped from the Test arena though he continued featuring in ODIs. He played his first innings of substance in the fifth ODI against Zimbabwe in 2009 where with an unbeaten 73, guiding Bangladesh to a one wicket victory.

Though he is a big hitter of the cricket ball, the right-hander has often been criticized for getting bogged down and for his poor shot selection. However, Bangladesh's selectors continue to persist with him in a hope that he will eventually come good.


Fast Facts

  • Naeem Islam was part of the Bangladesh team which won the Plate Championship in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.
  • He captained on Bangladesh’s Academy Tour of Sri Lanka in 2008 and led the run charts with 304 runs at an average of 43.42.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 15 416 2 32 37.47 1 1 108
ODI 59 51 975 15 27.08 66.19 0 5 84
T20 10 10 130 1 14.44 114.03 0 0 28
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 14 574 303 1 1/11 / 303 3.16 0 0 0 1
ODI 59 48 1743 1407 35 3/32 / 40.2 4.84 0 0 0 35
T20 10 6 90 122 3 2/32 / 40.66 8.13 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 1
ODI 19 0 3
T20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2012
 
ODI:
2008-2014
 
T20:
2008-2013
Test
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong - Oct 17, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs West Indies at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna - Nov 21, 2012
ODI
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka - Oct 09, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah - Mar 01, 2014
T20
Debut:
Bangladesh Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Nov 05, 2008
Last played:
Bangladesh Vs New Zealand at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Nov 06, 2013
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