Sabbir Rahman Biography
Sabbir Rahman is a Bangladeshi cricketer who was born on November 22nd, 1991, in Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
Rahman is a solid middle-order batsman, more than decent leg-break bowler and his fielding is an asset makes him a valuable player in the Bangladesh team across all formats.
Rahman’s career started at the age of 16 where he made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division.
Since 2012, Rahman represented 5 different franchises in the Bangladesh Premier League. Duronto Rajshahi, Barisal Burners, Barisal Bulls, Rajshahi Kings and Surma Sixers Sylhet are the clubs which Rahman represented in BPL.
Rahman made his T20I debut for Bangladesh against Sri Lanka in February 2014 and scored 26.
He had to wait till November to make his ODI debut where he managed to scored an unbeaten 44.
His promising start in the ODI format prompted the selectors to name him in the 2015 World Cup squad despite lack of experience. He had a decent outing as he scored 182 runs in six innings.
In October 2016, Rahman made his Test debut against the England. After failing in the first innings, he came back strongly in the second essay scoring an unbeaten 64 which almost helped his team win.
Rise to Glory
Sabbir grabbed headlines in the year 2010. After a good outing in the Under-19 World Cup, his unbeaten 33 off 18 balls helped his team win a gold medal in the Asian Games against Afghanistan.
In 2016 Asia Cup, Sabbir was the top run scorer for Bangladesh, where they defeated UAE, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to go into the final with India.
Sabbir managed to score 174 runs with strike rate of 123.94 and an average of 44.00, and played a major part of Bangladeshi batting unit and was eventually selected as 'Player of the series'.
Sabbir Rahman has courted big trouble after allegedly assaulting a fan during a domestic first-class match. He was banned for six months from domestic cricket and was fined BDT 20 lakhs.
He started playing in Bangladesh Premier League from 2012 season and represented 5 different franchises. He once held the record for the highest ever individual score in BPL history by scoring 122 runs until it was bested by Chris Gayle in the 2017 edition of the BPL.
Sabbir Rahman captained the Bangladesh Under 19's team where he led the team from the front.
Rahman played 113 matches in the List A cricket and managed to score 2780 runs with an average of around 30 which included 15 half centuries and 2 tons.