Imrul Kayes is a Bangladeshi left-handed opening batsman.
Kayes, who was born on February 2, 1987 in Meherpur, Kushtia, Bangladesh, is known for his ODI performance.
Kayes’ teammates refer to him as Sagor, which he uses as a last name on his social media pages.
Apart from cricket, Kayes also plays football in his childhood but he has been inclined towards cricket since an early age.
He has played First Class and List A career for Khulna division in 2006-07 and has also played for Victoria Sporting Club in the same year.
In 2008, Kayes made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand in Chittagong. He made his Test debut against the same opponents in the same year.
Rise to glory
In the 2007-08 Bangladesh local league, Kayes was the leading run scorer for the Khulna division. His success earned him a spot in the Bangladesh national team in 2008.
Kayes debuted in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) in 2012 with the Sylhet Royals before joining the Comilla Victorians in 2016.
In a match against Pakistan in 2015, he and Tamim Iqbal shared a record opening partnership of 312 runs.
He set the record for becoming the first replacement wicketkeeper to take 5 catches in Test cricket when he replaced injured Mushfiqur in a Test series against New Zealand in 2016.