Mosaddek Hossain Saikat is an international cricketer from Bangladesh. He was born in Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 10 December 1995. He generally plays as a batting all-rounder. He is a right-handed batsman and a right arm off break bowler.
He has been playing first class and List-A cricket in Bangladesh for the last 6 years. In the 2014-15 season, he scored more than 250 runs in consecutive innings and crossed 1000 first-class runs by the time he played the tenth match of the season. He became the first Bangladeshi batsman to score three double-centuries in 2015.
Hossain played for Bangladesh in ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012 in Australia and in Abu Dhabi in 2013 -14. He was also the captain of the Under-19 national side in a two-match against Sri Lanka Under-19 in April 2017.
He also captained the national side in a series of limited-overs cricket immediately after the series against Sri Lanka. He showed his batting prowess and scored more than 200 runs over the five matches of the series. Later that year, he displayed an outstanding all-around performance against the English Under-19 side where he scored 110 not out of 113 balls and took 3 wickets for 38 runs in his 10 overs.
He scored his first List A century in his second ever match at that stage for Abahani Limited against Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in 2013-14 at an age of just seventeen. He just played a single first-class match for Dhaka Division in the 2013-14 season and at the end of the season, he was selected by the East Zone.
After the 2013-14 season, he was named as one of Bangladesh’s most promising young players by Cricinfo, noting that as a batsman he impressed “with his footwork against spin and ease against pace”.
In the 2014-15 National Cricket League, he played for Barisal Division. He played some wonderful innings which included two 250 plus runs innings in consecutive matches and ended the season with a century for South Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League, taking him past 1000 runs for the season and his career.
He toured South Africa and Zimbabwe with Bangladesh-A in 2015. He was Bangladesh A’s top run-getter against Zimbabwe A in the two first-class matches with 194 runs.
After the draft of 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League, he was selected for the Chittagong Vikings Team.
Mosaddek made his Twenty20 International debut for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe on 20 January 2016. Later that year in September he made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Bangladesh against Afghanistan and became the first player for Bangladesh to take a wicket with his very first delivery in an ODI.
Hossain made his Test debut in the 100th Test Match of Bangladesh on 15 March 2017 against the Lankan side. In 2018 he was named in Bangladesh’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup and recently he was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.