Teams Played For
Bangladesh A, Bangladesh U19, Bangladesh U23
Shoriful Islam is a tall and aggressive left-arm fast bowler, who made a name for himself in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup. Bangladesh won the Under-19 World Cup and Islam became an overnight sensation. He scalped 9 wickets in the entire tournament and his performance in a nerve wrecking final against India stood out the most, picking up two crucial wickets at an economy of just over 3.
Islam was spotted at a very young age by the bowling coach of Clemon Rajshahi Cricket Academy. Impressed by his pace and accurate line and length, the bowling coach took Islam under his wings and by mid-2018, he was playing first-class cricket for Rajshahi.
In the same year, Islam made his List-A debut for Prime Bank Cricket Club, taking two wickets and rattling the opposition top order with some serious pace.
Islam got drafted into the under-19 setup, and was part of the squad for the under-19 World Cup in 2020. He took the tournament by storm and caught the eyes of the national selectors, who started to monitor his progress.
Islam was one of the three uncapped players included in Bangladesh’s preliminary ODI squad to face the Windies. However, he did not make it to the final squad. He finally made it to the final 15 member squad for the tour to New Zealand.
Islam is the future of Bangladesh bowling. Raw pace, aggression, good line and length defines his bowling.
(As of March 2021)