Mohammad Shoriful Islam, born on June 3, 2001, has swiftly risen through the ranks to become a promising cricketer for Bangladesh.
Stepping into First-Class Cricket
Shoriful’s journey began in the 2017–18 National Cricket League when he made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division on September 15, 2017.
List A Debut
His List A debut followed shortly after, representing Prime Bank Cricket Club in the 2017–18 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on February 7, 2018.
Dominating the Domestic Scene
Shoriful’s talent shone in the 2017–18 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, where he emerged as the joint-leading wicket-taker for Prime Bank Cricket Club, claiming 17 dismissals in just 8 matches.
Venturing into Twenty20 Cricket
Shoriful made his Twenty20 debut for Bangladesh A against Ireland A on August 13, 2018. His impressive performance didn’t go unnoticed.
In October 2018, Shoriful’s name appeared in the squad for the Khulna Titans team following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League. His inclusion in Bangladesh’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in December 2018 was another feather in his cap.
Under-19 World Cup
In December 2019, Shoriful was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, signifying his potential on the international stage.
Making His Mark on the International Stage
Shoriful’s international journey commenced in March 2021 when he donned the Bangladesh jersey for the first time.
In January 2021, Shoriful was among four uncapped players named in a preliminary squad for the One Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies. His ODI debut for Bangladesh followed soon after, marking a significant milestone in his career.
Shoriful’s Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Bangladesh took place on March 28, 2021, against New Zealand.
April 29, 2021, will forever be etched in Shoriful’s memory as the day he made his Test debut for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka, taking his first steps in the challenging Test arena.
Continuing to Shine
In May 2021, Shoriful was named in Bangladesh’s ODI squad for their series against Sri Lanka, further solidifying his presence in the national team.
A World Cup Call
His impressive performances led to his inclusion in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021, showcasing his growing stature in the world of cricket.
Mohammad Shoriful Islam’s journey from domestic cricket to international acclaim is a testament to his talent, hard work, and dedication to the sport. As he continues to make strides on the international stage, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the promising chapters yet to be written in his cricketing story.