Taijul Islam, a left-arm spinner, has evolved as one of the go-to bowlers for Bangladesh in Test cricket. On his debut test match, he took a five-wicket haul and later when Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh later in the year, he took 8 wickets off 39 runs.
Full Name: Taijul Islam
Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox
Jersey Number: #12 (Bangladesh)
Taijure initially used to play in his hometown at a domestic level for Rajshahi Division in the Bangladesh Premier League. In 2010-11 he made his first-class debut for the same team during National Cricket League. Impressed with the performance, a former captain of Bangladesh Khaled Mashud guaranteed his place in the squad for later seasons.
In May 2014, he was named in Bangladesh A’s 15-man squad for West Indies tour. He was late addition in the team and was called as a replacement for spinner Abdul Razzak. In his debut Test match, he took 5-wicket haul.
On December 2014, he made his One-Day International debut against Zimbabwe, where he finished the game with figures of 4/11 in seven overs, including a hat-trick.
Test Debut: On 5th September 2014, in Bangladesh vs West Indies
ODI Debut: On 1st December 2014, in Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe
T20 Debut: On 13th September, in Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Major Teams: Bangladesh, Duronto Rajshahi, Bangladesh Under-19, Bangladesh Under-23
While in the third test match of his debut International Test against Zimbabwe, Taijul took an 8 wicket haul conceding just 39 runs. It is so far the best bowling figure by any Bangladeshi Bowler.
He also crossed the milestone and became the first-ever bowler to take a hat-trick in the ODI debut match.
Date of Birth: 7th February 1992
Current Age: 27 years
Birth Place: Natore, Rajshahi Division, Bangladesh
Address: Natore, Bangladesh
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Domestic Teams: Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club, Rajshahi Division, Sylhet Sixers
School: BKSP (Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan)
Marital Status: Married
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 61 kg
Chest: 38 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Food: Local Food
Hobbies: Travelling, Playing Cricket