Shoriful Islam, a young Bangladeshi bowler, was born on 3 June 2001 in Panchagarh district of Bangladesh. Shoriful is a left-arm medium-fast bowler and left-handed batsman. Six feet tall, the young pacer is known for his aggression and pace. He played for Under-19 and Under-23 teams.
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh Under-19, Bangladesh North Zone, Bangladesh Under-23, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Kalabagan Krira Chakra, Partex Sporting Club, Khulna Tigers, Shinepukur Cricket Club, Tamim XI, Gazi Group Chattogram
Islam got lots of adulation for his performance in the Under-19 World Cup 2020 for his pace, aggression and striking results, especially in the knockout games against South Africa and New Zealand as well as in the final game against India.
Shoriful Islam was a medium pacer when he started, but the credit for turning him into a fast bowler goes to his coach, Mahbub Ali Zaki.
Shoriful Islam has not made his debut for the Bangladesh Test side.
Shoriful Islam has not made his debut in ODIs for Bangladesh. He got his first call-up to the Bangladesh side as his name was included in the squad for the ODI series against West Indies at home. However, a spot in the playing XI eluded him as Bangladesh won the series easily.
Shoriful Islam has not made his debut in T20Is for Bangladesh.
Records and Facts
In 2017, he debuted in first-class cricket playing for Rajshahi and in 2018, he played his first List A match. In August 2018, he played his first T20 match for Bangladesh A against Ireland A.
So far, he has played 8 first-class matches, 27 List A matches and 22 T20 matches. Shoriful has taken 22 first-class wickets at an average of 22.50 and economy of just under 3, showing best bowling figures of 4 for 33. In List A, he has taken 47 wickets at an average of 25.76 and economy of 5.44, with the best bowling figures of 4 for 50. In T20s, Shoriful has taken 21 wickets at an average of 29.65, with the best bowling figures of 3 for 27.
Shoriful Islam was instrumental in Bangladesh’s maiden Under-19 World Cup victory with his nine wickets in the tournament. In the final match against India, Shoriful Islam took 2 wickets in his 10 overs, conceded just 31 runs and bowled one maiden over. He was also part of a run-out and took a catch.