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Nasir Hossain

Nasir Hossain (born 30 November 1991) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. An all-rounder, Hossain made his One Day International (ODI) debut in August 2011 against Zimbabwe; two months later he made his Test debut against the West Indies. At domestic level he has represented , Chittagong Division, Rajshahi Division and Rangpur Division. He grew up in Bogra, Bangladesh.

Asian Games

Nasir Hossain was a part of the 13-man Bangladesh squad that played in the 2010 Asian Games in late November.[1] The team played Afghanistan in the final and won by five wickets, gaining the country's first gold medal at the Asian Games.[2]

Domestic career

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) launched the six-team Bangladesh Premier League in 2012, a twenty20 tournament to be held in February that year.[3] An auction was held for teams to buy players,[4] and Hossain was bought by the Khulna Royal Bengal for $200,000, the highest price paid for a Bangladeshi player.[5] In April the BCB awarded Hossain a central contract for the first time.[6]

In December 2017, he scored 295 in the second innings batting for Rangpur Division against Barisal Division in the 2017–18 National Cricket League.[7]

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Sylhet Sixers team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[8] In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[9]

International career

He made his ODI debut on 14 August 2011 against Zimbabwe. Coming in with Bangladesh's score at 58 for 6, the 19-year-old Hossain top-scored for his side with 63 runs from 92 balls, lifting the score to 188. It was not enough, and Zimbabwe won by seven wickets.[10] In the final game of the five-match series, Hossain accidentally injured Zimbabwe fast bowler Keegan Meth. Hossain drove a delivery from Meth straight back and the bowler was unable to get out of the way. He was struck in the mouth, knocking out three teeth.[11]

After losing the ODI series against Zimbabwe 3–2, Bangladesh hosted the West Indies in October for a T20I, three ODIs, and two Tests. In the second ODI, he scored his second half-century. He again came to the wicket with Bangladesh struggling and scored 50 from 54 deliveries.[12] In the final match of the ODI series, which Bangladesh lost 2–1, Hossain took his first wickets in the format. His first was that of left-handed opening batsman Kieran Powell with a delivery that pitched on leg stump and spun to hit the off stump. On a turning pitch Hossain's two wickets for three runs (2/3) helped Bangladesh bowl West Indies out for 61, their second lowest score, and win the match.[13]

Starting in November, Pakistan toured Bangladesh. In the second of three ODIs Hossain scored his maiden international century. He scored 100 runs off 134 balls and was selected Man of the Match for his efforts, though Bangladesh found lost.[14] He scored his maiden test century against Sri Lanka at Galle on 11 March 2013. He scored 100 off 151 balls with 9 fours. And in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka he scored At Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on 23 March 2013 he played a magnificent innings of 73 of 59 ball and he was not out. In 3rd ODI The Bangladesh dugout is ecstatic and it has been a brilliant innings under pressure by Nasir Hossain 33(27b).[15]

In 2015, he helped Bangladesh to their most successful run in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. On 12 July, he got his career best 3 for 26 against South Africa to help them win the second ODI and subsequently leading to the series win over the proteas. His catches has been very vital in Bangladesh winning the series against India and South Africa.


In April 2018, Nasir tore his right knee ligament after allegedly sustaining an injury while playing football. He will need an operation and is expected to be out of cricket for around six months.[16]


  1. ^ Asian Games Men's Cricket Competition, 2010/11: Bangladesh squad, ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2010, retrieved 25 July 2011
  2. ^ Bangladesh wins first Asian Games gold medal, BBC News, 26 November 2010, retrieved 4 February 2011
  3. ^ Engineer, Tariq (28 December 2011), Bangladesh Premier League to begin on February 9, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 20 January 2012
  4. ^ Isam, Mohammad (19 January 2012), Afridi and Gayle fetch highest BPL prices, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 20 January 2012
  5. ^ Bangladesh Premier League: players standing after auction (PDF), ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 20 January 2012
  6. ^ Ashraful chopped from central contracts list, Cricinfo, 1 April 2012, retrieved 2 April 2012
  7. ^ "Tier 1, National Cricket League at Rajshahi, Dec 20-23 2017". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  9. ^ "BPL draft: Tamim Iqbal to team up with coach Mohammad Salahuddin for Dhaka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  10. ^ Vitori gets five again as Zimbabwe make it 2–0, ESPNcricinfo, 14 August 2011, retrieved 22 August 2011
  11. ^ Meth suffers unfortunate mouth injury, ESPNcricinfo, 21 August 2011, retrieved 18 October 2011
  12. ^ Monga, Sidharth (15 October 2011), West Indies thump reckless Bangladesh, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 18 October 2011
  13. ^ Binoy, George (18 October 2011), West Indies routed for 61, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 18 October 2011
  14. ^ Isam, Mohammad (3 December 2011), Nasir's temperament the tonic for Bangladesh, ESPNcricinfo, retrieved 3 December 2011
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  16. ^ "Nasir Hossain to undergo operation for tearing right knee ligament". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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