Tamim Iqbal was already one of Bangladesh's most assured batsmen at the time of his 21st birthday, and will be a vital component at the top of the order for years to come. His promise was apparent when, batting for the Under-19s against England at the end of 2005, he smashed 112 from just 71 balls to help Bangladesh cruise to victory. The left-hander is regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in Bangladesh cricket and is arguably the hardest hitter of the cricket ball in the country. His elegance and style through the off side is a treat to watch but his trademark shot is the straight drive, capped with a text-book like follow-through.
Anamul Haque hadn't turned 16 when he made his first-class debut for Dhaka Division in the National Cricket League in late 2008. He earned the early call-up through some impressive work at the BKSP, the country's biggest sports institute. At the same time, he was a regular in the Bangladesh age-group teams. By November 2009, he had established himself in the Under-19 team and went on to hit 13 centuries before his ODI debut against West Indies in November 2012. At the same time, he won positive reviews for his glovework and batting for Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 competition.
Even before he was anywhere near making his international debut, Taskin Ahmed became an internet sensation. A video of his spell against England Under-19s in 2012 found its way to Youtube, and the sight of a Bangladeshi fast bowler ripping it past batsman and hitting the wicketkeeper's gloves quite hard and high made people curious.
Yasir Ali Chowdhury is a young Bangladeshi middle-order batsman who played the 2014 Under-19 World Cup.
Nazmul Hossain commonly referred to as Nazmul Hossain Milon is a Bangladeshi cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm medium bowler. He has represented Dhaka Division and Sylhet Division in first-class.Hossain made his first-class debut for Dhaka Division in February 2007 and scored one first class fifty in his maiden season, an unbeaten 65 against Khulna Division.His best performance in one day cricket came in April 2007 against Rajshahi Division, batting at number 8 Hossain scored 144 off just 89 an innings including 11 fours and 9 sixes.
A right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Jahurul Islam was drafted into the Bangladesh Test squad during the home series against England in 2010 following Raqibul Hasan's shock retirement. A national call-up was anyway on the cards, after he topped the overall run charts in the first-class National Cricket League with 965 runs at 68.92 for Rajshahi Division and helped them to the 2009-10 title. In his Test debut in Mirpur, he began inauspiciously with a duck but followed it up with 43. Jahurul entered the first-class scene in 2002-03 and was once a part of the Bangladesh Academy.
Subashis Roy is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who admires Glenn McGrath for his consistency and accuracy. Roy made his first-class debut for Sylhet Division in November 2007 and caught the eye a seven-wicket haul against Barisal.
Saqlain Sajib is a first-class and List A cricketer from Bangladesh. He made his debut for Rajshahi Division in 2006/07, making 17 against Chittagong Division on his first class debut and proving potent with the ball in the one day arena, taking a best of 2 for 26 against Khulna Division.
right-arm fast bowler from Peshawar, Imran Khan made his Test debut against Australia in October 2014 at the age of 27. The promotion to the national team was just reward for extremely consistent domestic performances in the three previous seasons.
Tymal Mills is one of the most explosive fast bowlers in English cricket, capable of speeds comfortably in excess of 90mph.
An upcoming star from the first class scene who made his debut with Dhaka Metropolis.
Jubair Hossain is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He made his Test match debut for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe on 25 October 2014.He made his One Day International (ODI) debut on the same tour in the fourth ODI match on 28 November 2014.He made his Twenty20 International debut for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe on 13 November 2015
Tall, aggressive, and powerful, Dwayne Smith shares his name with, among others, the wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers. On the final day of the third Test at Newlands, he brought the calypso back to Caribbean cricket with a wonderful debut century.
There is almost no role in a cricket side that Shoaib Malik hasn't filled, so much so that over ten years into his career, nobody is sure what his precise and best role is.
A promising allrounder who delivers left-arm spin at a sharp pace and plays brisk innings from the lower order, Chaturanga de Silva made his international debut in the 2014 Asia Cup, after good returns for the A team against the visiting England Lions. Two forties and five wickets in the first unofficial Test in February cleared the path to his selection in the Asia Cup squad, in Rangana Herath's absence, but de Silva had been among the most consistent fringe players for over a year, both for the A team and for his domestic team, Moors Sports Club.
A thrusting Jamaican left-hander, Gayle earned himself a black mark on his first senior tour - to England in 2000 - where the new boys were felt to be insufficiently respectful of their elders. But a lack of respect, for opposition bowlers at least, has served Gayle well since then.
Mohammad Nabi hails from a well-to-do family that moved to Peshawar in Pakistan, seeking a safe haven from the Soviet War in Afghanistan. An efficient allrounder - a strong middle-order batsman who can bowl flighted offspin - Nabi's rise, like Afghanistan's, has been staggering. He has been at the centre of the side since their time in the ICC's World Cricket League Division Five, from where Afghanistan began their rise to the international stage.
Johannesburg-born but based in Wellington, Grant Elliott left his native South Africa in 2001 looking for new horizons, and found them in March 2008 when he was named in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first Test against England at Hamilton.
Jeewan Mendis comes from a cricketing family, with his father Jagath and brother Tharindu also playing for his school, St Thomas' College. As a youth cricketer, Jeewan won several prestigious awards, including the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 2001, the Man-of-the-Tournament awards in the Under-17 Asia Cup in Pakistan and the 2001 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand, where he bowled a record-breaking spell of 7 for 19 against Zimbabwe.