Akeal Hosein is a West Indies cricketer who was born in Port of Spain in 1993. He is a left-arm spinner and has been around the West Indies domestic circuit since 2012-13. He was a part of the West Indies squad in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup. Having played six games in that tournament, Hosein took five wickets and scored 82 runs.
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Hosein made his first-class debut in the following year. In the Regional Four Day Competition, the left-arm spinner made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 2013. He had a sedate start but in the following season, the young left-arm spinner was superb as he picked up multiple five-wicket hauls and even scored his maiden first-class hundred. In 2014, he was picked up by Barbados Tridents and he even featured in the 2014 Champions League. It was in 2015 that Hosein’s List A debut came around.
After faring pretty well in domestic cricket and the Caribbean Premier League, Hosein received his maiden West Indies call-up earlier this year for the tour of Bangladesh when most of the big names pulled out. It came on the back of a successful 2020 CPL where he took 10 wickets from seven games while playing for the Trinbago Knight Riders who finished as the champions. He played all three games in the ODI series and fared well too.
Akeal Hosein has never played Test cricket nor has he ever been included in the Test squad.
Akeal Hosein has played three ODIs so far in his career. It came against Bangladesh in January 2021. On debut, he took 3/26 from his 10 overs. Overall, in the series, he played three games and finished with four wickets.
Akeal Hosein has never been a part of the West Indies T20I squad.
Records and Facts
Akeal Hosein may have been around for about 7-8 years. However, he hasn’t played a whole lot of matches. The left-arm spinner has played just 23 first-class games and has returned with 63 wickets at an average of 27.36. With the bat, he has hit one hundred and two fifties in the red-ball format. Meanwhile, Hosein’s List A record reads, 31 matches, 41 wickets at an average of 24.41, an economy rate of 3.88 and best figures of 5/26. He has featured in 40 T20s and has picked up just 23 wickets at an economy rate of 6.65.