Arafat Sunny

Country: Bangladesh
Born: September 29, 1986
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Bowler

Arafat Sunny Bio

Arafat Sunny, the talented left-arm spinner from Bangladesh, has carved a niche for himself in the world of cricket. Hailing from Amin Bazar in the outskirts of Dhaka, Sunny’s journey to success has been both arduous and inspiring.

Born with a natural inclination towards limited-overs cricket, Sunny quickly realized his potential as a spinner. He honed his skills with unwavering dedication and a burning desire to excel. His accuracy and ability to deceive batsmen with subtle variations make him a formidable opponent on the field.

Sunny’s cricketing journey began at a tender age when he represented Bangladesh’s Under-15 side in 2000. The following season, at the age of just 15 years, 4 months, and 9 days, he made his first-class debut for Dhaka Division. This prodigious talent soon caught the attention of selectors, and he was rewarded with opportunities to play in the Dhaka Premier League.

Over the years, Sunny’s performance in domestic cricket consistently impressed, and he invariably found himself among the top ten wicket-takers. Despite missing a season, he made a remarkable comeback and took 50 wickets in the subsequent season, ensuring that his name remained etched in the memory of fans and selectors alike.

Sunny’s moment of true reckoning arrived in 2014 when he received his maiden call-up to the national team. Filled with a sense of pride and determination, he showcased his skills on the international stage. In his debut series, he mesmerized opponents with his spin and ended with an impressive tally of 16 wickets at an average of 17.81.

He continued to impress, particularly with his back-to-back four-wicket hauls against Zimbabwe, which cemented his place in the squad for the 2015 World Cup. Sunny showcased his mettle in the tournament, leaving an indelible mark with his exceptional performance.

Off the field, Sunny is known for his love of pigeons. He used to have a collection of these beautiful birds at his home. However, as his career took off, he had to bid farewell to his feathered friends, sacrificing his personal interests for the sake of his cricketing dreams.

Sunny’s journey is a testament to his indomitable spirit and unwavering passion for the game. Despite facing numerous challenges along the way, he has emerged stronger, demonstrating his exceptional skills on both domestic and international platforms.

As Sunny continues to make a mark in the cricketing world, cricket enthusiasts and fans from all corners of Bangladesh eagerly anticipate his performances. With his accuracy, variations, and innate ability to outfox batsmen, his career trajectory seems poised for greater heights.

Arafat Sunny remains a beacon of hope and inspiration for aspiring cricketers in Bangladesh. His dedication, talent, and commitment to the sport are a testament to his character, making him a role model for future generations of cricketers.

Arafat Sunny Career Stats

Arafat Sunny Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 6 3 34 10 11.33 30 113.33 0 0 3 1 1 0
ODIs 16 11 7 48 15 12 92 52.17 0 0 5 0 5 0
FC 85 123 38 1435 55 16.88 - - 0 2 - - 37 0
List A 157 86 44 728 51* 17.33 1232 59.09 0 2 - - 43 0
T20s 145 57 30 256 18 9.48 307 83.38 0 0 20 3 39 0

Arafat Sunny Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 10 186 230 12 2/17 2/17 19.16 7.41 15.5 0 0 0
ODIs 16 16 830 600 24 4/27 4/27 25 4.33 34.5 2 0 0
FC 85 - 18028 7804 317 7/49 - 24.61 2.59 56.8 10 20 1
List A 157 - 7876 5606 221 6/56 6/56 25.36 4.27 35.6 8 5 0
T20s 145 142 2747 3132 141 5/42 5/42 22.21 6.84 19.4 2 1 0

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