Yasir Ali Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi cricketer, was born on 6 March 1996 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He is also known as Yasir Ali Rabbi or just Rabbi. Yasir is a right-handed batsman, who can also bowl right-arm off-break. Primarily a middle-order batsman, he generally bats at number 3. He played for such teams as Abahani Limited, Bangladesh Under-19, Beximco Dhaka, Chittagong Division, Comilla Warriors and Cumilla Warriors.
Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh Under-19, Chattogram Challengers, Bangladesh East Zone, Bangladesh Under-23, Brothers Union, Prime Bank Cricket Club, Abahani Limited, Legends of Rupganj, Cumilla Warriors, Gazi Group Cricketers, Khulna Tigers, Bangladesh Emerging, Tamim XI, Beximco Dhaka
He made his debut on 1 December 2012, playing a first-class match for Chittagong Division against Barisal Division. Next year, in 2013, he played his maiden List A match and in November 2015, he played the first Twenty-20 match. He took part in the Under-19 World Cup for Bangladesh in 2014.
In February 2020, Yasir was included in the Test squad for a Test match against Zimbabwe, though he is yet to make his debut for the Bangladesh Test side. He is a part of Bangladesh’s squad for the ongoing two-Test series against West Indies starting February 7 2021.
Yasir Ali has not made his debut in ODIs for Bangladesh. He was part of Bangladesh’s ODI squad for the Tri-Nation Series in Ireland in 2019, though he didn’t get a chance to play.
Yasir Ali Chowdhury is yet to debut in T20Is for Bangladesh.
Records and Facts
Yet to play international cricket, Yasir has played 51 first-class matches, 73 List A matches and 39 T20s. In first-class cricket, he scored 3542 runs at a remarkable average of 51.33. He scored 8 centuries and 22 half-centuries, with 165 being his highest score in first-class cricket. In List A, Yasir amassed 1828 runs at an average of 36.56 and a strike rate of 80.35, including 2 centuries and 11 half-centuries. In 39 T20s, he scored 870 runs at an average of 26.36 with a strike rate of 120.33.
In 2017, Yasir’s brisk century (102 runs off 101 balls) against Ireland A led Bangladesh to a 4-0 series win in the ODI (unofficial) series. His innings included 5 sixes and 8 fours. In the Bangladesh Premier League 2019, he led his side, Chattogram Challengers, to a successful run chase by his glittering innings of 48-ball 78 as an opener.
He recently shone in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup when he played a solid innings of 67 runs for Beximco Dhaka against Minister Rajshahi. Later, playing against Fortune Barishal in the eliminator game of the same tournament, he was named the Player of the Match for his half-century knock against Fortune Barishal, taking his team to the qualifier stage.