Anamul Haque, a wicket-keeper-batsman, is a big name in Bangladesh’s first-class Cricket. The right-handed batsman from Kushtia, Khulna studied at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (National Sports Institute of Bangladesh). The top-order batsman turned everyone’s eyes on him by debuting for the Dhaka Division at the age of 15 years and 350 days in 2008.
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Anamul has played over 50 matches in all 3 formats. After suffering a grade-3 joint strain before the 2015 ICC World Cup, he has played very few matches for the national team.
Anamul had a promising start in domestic first-class cricket before joining the under-19 squad that toured England in 2009 – 2010. He grabbed the Man of the Match award by scoring a half-century and dismissing 5 behind the stumps.
Anamul made his Test debut against Sri Lanka on 8 March 2013 in Galle. He opened both innings with Jahurul Islam, scoring 13 in 68 balls and 1 in 4 balls in the first and second innings respectively. He was also picked for a 2-match series against New Zealand in Bangladesh. He failed to impress the spectators in that series scoring just 50 runs in 4 innings along with a catch behind the wickets. After the West Indies tour in 2014, he was dropped from the Test team. So far, he has scored 73 runs at an average of 9.12 in 4 Tests and has taken 2 catches.
In the 2017 domestic season, Anamul scored his maiden double hundred for the Khulna division, scoring 216 runs. He was also the leading run-scorer in the 2018 – 2019 Bangladesh Cricket League with an impressive 658 runs.
Anamul played two Under-19 ICC World Cups, in 2010 and 2012. He scored 154 runs in 6 games with an average of 25.66. In the 2012 campaign, he captained the Bangladesh side amassing 365 runs in 6 games at an average of 60.83 along with 2 centuries made in the process. Apart from leading Bangladesh, he was also the team’s top scorer.
Anamul made his ODI debut against the West Indies in Sahara Cup held in Bangladesh. It took him just two games to score his first international century. His calm and composed 120 runs in the second game got him his first Man of the Match award too. He was the second leading run-scorer of the series behind Mushfiqur Rahim.
In a forgettable Asia Cup 2014 for Bangladesh, he was the top run-scorer for the team and was included in the top 5 list of the tournament. Having shown good performances in the West Indies and Zimbabwe, he got his first World Cup call only to be ruled out later as a result of dislocating his shoulder while trying to save a boundary in a game against Scotland.
Anamul made his comeback in a tri-nation series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka in 2018. He has 1052 runs in 38 ODIs with an average of 30.05 so far. He has scored 3 centuries and 3 fifties in these 35 innings he played.
Anamul started his Bangladesh Premier League career with Dhaka Gladiators. Since then he has played for Chittagong Vikings, Quetta Gladiators, Comilla Victorians and is currently a part of Dhaka Platoon.
Anamul made his international T20 debut on 10 December 2012 against the West Indies and was the team’s regular until late 2015. He played few impressive innings in this short career, including 58 against the West Indies, 44 against Afghanistan and India on different occasions. He has scored 355 runs in 13 games with an average of 32.27.
After losing his spot in the national team, he is trying to make his comeback by demonstrating some strong performances in BPL.