Sabbir Rahman is a Bangladeshi cricketer who was born in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, on November 22, 1991.
Rahman is a good middle-order batsman, a good leg-break bowler, and a good fielder, making him a valuable member of the Bangladesh team in all formats.
Rahman made his first-class debut for the Rajshahi Division when he was 16 years old.
Rahman has played in the Bangladesh Premier League with five separate teams since 2012. Rahman played for Duronto Rajshahi, Barisal Burners, Barisal Elephants, Rajshahi Kings, and Surma Sixers Sylhet in the Bangladesh Premier League.
In February 2014, Rahman made his T20I debut for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka, scoring 26 points.
He had to wait until November to make his One-Day International debut, when he scored an unbeaten 44.
Despite his lack of experience, his promising start in the ODI format prompted the selectors to name him in the 2015 World Cup squad. He pitched well, allowing just 182 runs in six innings.
Rahman made his Test debut against England in October 2016. Since struggling in the first innings, he bounced back in the second, scoring an undefeated 64 and almost leading his team to victory.
Rise to Glory
In the year 2010, Sabbir made headlines. His unbeaten 33 off 18 balls helped his team secure a gold medal in the Asian Games against Afghanistan after a strong showing in the Under-19 World Cup.
Sabbir was the highest run scorer for Bangladesh in the 2016 Asia Cup, where they beat the UAE, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan to progress to the final against India.
Sabbir scored 174 runs at a strike rate of 123.94 and an average of 44.00, and was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his contributions to the Bangladeshi batting team.
After reportedly assaulting a fan during a domestic first-class match, Sabbir Rahman has found himself in serious trouble. He was suspended from domestic cricket for six months and fined BDT 20 lakhs.
From the 2012 season onwards, he represented five different franchises in the Bangladesh Premier League. He once held the record for the highest individual score in BPL history, hitting 122 runs, before Chris Gayle beat him in the 2017 edition of the tournament.
Sabbir Rahman was the captain of Bangladesh’s Under-19 side, where he led from the front.
Rahman appeared in 113 List A cricket matches and scored 2780 runs at an average of about 30 with 15 half centuries and two tonnes.