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Shahriar Nafees Ahmed

Shahriar Nafees Ahmed

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:41 IST

 Date of Birth: January 25, 1986, Dhaka, Bangladesh
 Test Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 2005
 ODI Debut: Against England at Nottingham in 2005
 Bats: Left-hand bat

Shahriar Nafees is the only left-hand opening batsman in the Bangladeshi squad. At 19, Shahriar was included in the Test squad against England.

In the NatWest Series he scored 75 in the final one-dayer against Australia. He made his Test debut in Sri Lanka in September 2005, and made 51 in his second match. He also got starts in all the one-day games, but converted only one into a fifty.

In April 2006 he struck a fabulous hundred, his maiden first-class ton as well as his first in Tests, at Fatullah.

Nafees was appointed vice-captain for the Champions Trophy in India in October with the view of grooming a successor for Habibul Bashar. He was also named Bangladesh's cricketer-of-the-year award this year.

First Published: Sep 26, 2006 19:12 IST