Bangladesh Cricket Players
Shahriar Nafees is a left-handed opening batsman, and at the age of 19,
he was thrust into the Test squad for their maiden tour of England with
just five first-class matches under his belt.
He hadn't fared too badly at all in those games, however, with 350 runs at 35,
and according to the coach of the Under-19 side, Shahriar had the talent and temperament to become a future Bangladesh captain. With Nafees Iqbal and Javed Omar established as Bangladesh's opening partnership, the England trip was expected to be a case of watching and learning for Shahriar. He did get an opportunity in the NatWest Series and cashed in with 75 in the final game against Australia. He made his Test debut in Sri Lanka in September 2005 and scored 51 in his second Test. He got starts in all the one-day games against Sri Lanka but converted only one into a fifty. But in April 2006 he exploded in sensational fashion against the might of Australia, stroking his way to a brilliant hundred, his maiden Test as well as first-class ton.