Full name Mohammad Nasir Hossain
Born November 30, 1991
Current age 24 years 348 days
Major teams Bangladesh, Bangladesh A, Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy, Bangladesh Under-19s, Barisal Division, North Zone (Bangladesh), Rajshahi Division, Rangpur Division, Rangpur Riders
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Batting and fielding averages
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/24||Dynamites||v Raj Kings||Dhaka||11 Nov 2016||T20|
|0/8||Dynamites||v Bulls||Dhaka||8 Nov 2016||T20|
|4, 1/53||Bangladesh||v England||Chittagong||12 Oct 2016||ODI # 3794|
|27*, 1/29||Bangladesh||v England||Dhaka||9 Oct 2016||ODI # 3793|
|46, 0/25||Select XI||v England XI||Fatullah||4 Oct 2016||Other OD|
|0/41||Prime DSC||v Rupganj||Savar (3)||22 Jun 2016||LA|
|74*, 1/30||Prime DSC||v Victoria SC||Fatullah||20 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/38, 52*||Prime DSC||v Mohammedan||Fatullah||18 Jun 2016||LA|
|30*, 1/18||Prime DSC||v Prime Bank||Dhaka||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|2/32||Prime DSC||v Abahani Ltd||Savar (3)||12 Jun 2016||LA|
Nasir Hossain is one of the young allrounders in Bangladesh who, if handled correctly, could be a long-term prospect for the national team in all forms. As a lower-middle-order batsman, Nasir can bat in different gears depending on the match situation; as an offspinner he has control and accuracy; and his fielding is perhaps the most exciting part of his game. His potential was seen in his first international game, when he scored 63 against Zimbabwe, the highest by a Bangladeshi on ODI debut. That performance led to his Test debut against West Indies in October 2011, a month before his 20th birthday.
That he had a feel for sports was obvious pretty early in Nasir’s life: he joined Bangladesh’s only sports institute, BKSP, in 2004 as a 13-year-old. In a few years, Nasir quickly became an important member of the institute’s league team and played a key role in its promotion to the Premier League. At the same time, he represented the Bangladesh Under-19 side in the 2008 World Cup when he was 16.
His move to Abahani, one of the biggest clubs in the country, was a move fraught with risk but Nasir held his nerve in tight games and soon became a regular for them. In one of his early games, his courage to open the bowling against Sanath Jayasuriya (who was playing for Mohammedan Sporting Club) was seen as a mark of his promise.
He had limited opportunities in the Rajshahi side, scoring a solitary first-class hundred. He joined his native Rangpur for the 2011-12 season after the expansion of the NCL.