Nasum Ahmed, born on December 5, 1994, hails from the enchanting region of Jalalabad, Sylhet. His family’s rich Bengali Muslim heritage has its origins in Mardapur, Derai, Sunamganj District, tracing back to their ancestral home in the village.
Embarking on a Cricketing Journey
Nasum Ahmed’s journey in the world of cricket has been nothing short of remarkable.
Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)
In November 2019, Nasum was selected to showcase his talents with the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League. This platform allowed him to display his cricketing prowess on a grand stage.
A Step Towards International Stardom
March 2020 marked a significant milestone in Nasum’s career when he was named in Bangladesh’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Zimbabwe. This call to the national team was just a glimpse of what was to come.
The ODI Squad
In January 2021, Nasum found himself among four uncapped players selected for the preliminary squad in the One Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies. The opportunity to represent his country in ODIs was a dream come true.
A Kiwi Challenge
February 2021 brought another opportunity as Nasum was named in Bangladesh’s squad for their series against New Zealand. This was another stepping stone towards establishing himself in international cricket.
T20I Debut and Australian Triumph
Nasum’s T20I debut for Bangladesh took place on March 28, 2021, against New Zealand. It marked the beginning of his journey in the shortest format of the game. On August 3, 2021, in a T20 match against Australia, Nasum’s exceptional performance saw him claim 4 wickets, conceding just 19 runs. This remarkable feat helped Bangladesh secure a historic victory against Australia in T20 cricket for the first time.
A Magical Spell Against New Zealand
September 8, 2021, will be etched in Nasum’s memory as he played a pivotal role in a T20 match against New Zealand, taking four wickets while conceding a mere 10 runs. This remarkable performance not only secured a T20 series win against New Zealand for Bangladesh but also earned Nasum the title of “Man of the Match.”
T20 World Cup and Beyond
In the same month, Nasum Ahmed received a call-up for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, a testament to his growing stature in international cricket.
The ODI Debut
In February 2022, Nasum’s journey in ODIs began when he was named in Bangladesh’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Afghanistan. He continued to represent his nation, featuring in series against South Africa in March 2022 and the West Indies in May 2022. His ODI debut came on July 10, 2022, as he proudly donned the Bangladesh jersey against the West Indies.
Nasum Ahmed’s ascent in the world of cricket exemplifies dedication, talent, and a commitment to representing Bangladesh with pride. As he continues to make his mark on the international stage, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the chapters yet to be written in his promising career.