Jubair Hossain

Country: Bangladesh
Born: September 12, 1995, Jamalpur
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Jubair Hossain Bio

Jubair Hossain, the talented cricketer from Bangladesh, made history by becoming the country’s first specialist leg-spinner to represent the national team in Test cricket. Born on February 1, 1995, in Bogra, Jubair’s journey to cricketing stardom is a tale of perseverance and determination.

Making his Test debut against Zimbabwe in October 2014, Jubair had an immediate impact by taking his first wicket, that of the renowned Brendan Taylor, with just his ninth delivery. Throughout the series, he showcased his skills, ending with an impressive tally of 11 wickets, including a remarkable five-wicket haul in the second Test in Khulna.

His promising performance in the Test series earned him a call-up to the ODI squad as well. However, controversy soon surrounded Jubair’s career when he was not selected for the 2015 World Cup, causing a rift between the national selectors and coach Chandika Hathurusingha. Hathurusingha openly expressed his preference for having Jubair in the team, fueling an ongoing debate about the value of leg-spin in Bangladesh cricket.

Despite being embroiled in this high-profile battle, Jubair remained focused and committed to his craft. In a country where leg-spin is often underappreciated and overlooked, he stood firm and dedicated himself to honing his skills as a specialist leg-spinner. During Bangladesh’s extensive training camp in 2014, Jubair’s talent and determination caught the attention of the coaches, even though he had recently returned from the Under-19 World Cup and had not yet played a first-class game.

Jubair’s breakthrough moment came when he was called upon to replace the suspended Sohag Gazi during Bangladesh’s one-off Test against India in 2015. Despite rain affecting the game, Jubair made an impact by dismissing the formidable Virat Kohli with a well-executed googly. Subsequently, his Test performances led to him being regarded as a Test specialist, indicating his growing stature in the national team.

However, his cricketing journey has not always been smooth sailing. His confidence took a hit when his club, Abahani Limited, stopped picking him, and he struggled to find consistent opportunities in the domestic circuit. A disappointing T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2015 further compounded his challenges, as he conceded 17 runs in his first over, including a delivery that nearly bounced twice before reaching the batsman.

Despite these setbacks, Jubair’s passion for the game remains undeterred. Although overlooked in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and domestic first-class matches, he remains determined to reclaim his place in the national team and prove his worth on the international stage.

Jubair Hossain’s journey as Bangladesh’s first specialist leg-spinner in Test cricket is a testament to his perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. With his talent and unwavering dedication, he continues to strive for success, ready to make a lasting impact in the world of cricket.

Jubair Hossain Career Stats

Jubair Hossain Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 5 2 13 7* 4.33 88 14.77 0 0 1 0 2 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
ODIs 3 1 0 5 5 5 9 55.55 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 24 24 9 49 9 3.26 214 22.89 0 0 7 0 7 0
List A 17 9 4 39 19* 7.8 46 84.78 0 0 4 1 6 0
T20s 14 4 2 12 8* 6 19 63.15 0 0 1 0 5 0

Jubair Hossain Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 9 715 493 16 5/96 7/152 30.81 4.13 44.6 0 1 0
T20Is 1 1 12 20 2 2/20 2/20 10 10 6 0 0 0
ODIs 3 3 114 114 4 2/41 2/41 28.5 6 28.5 0 0 0
FC 24 38 3188 2186 67 5/61 8/166 32.62 4.11 47.5 5 2 0
List A 17 17 649 604 28 6/34 6/34 21.57 5.58 23.1 1 1 0
T20s 14 13 181 269 4 2/20 2/20 67.25 8.91 45.2 0 0 0

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