Mohammad Naim Sheikh, born on 22nd August 1999, is an explosive batter of Bangladesh.
Mohammad Naim’s Batting Career Summary
Domestic Career Highlights
List A Debut: Naim’s cricketing journey began in the domestic circuit. He made his List A debut for Legends of Rupganj during the 2017–18 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League on 22nd February 2018, showcasing his talent and determination at an early stage.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup: Prior to his List A debut, Naim was part of Bangladesh’s squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, indicating his potential as a future cricket sensation.
First-Class Debut: Naim made his first-class debut for Dhaka Metropolis during the 2018–19 National Cricket League on 15th October 2018, further solidifying his presence in the domestic cricket scene.
T20 Debut: In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League. He made his Twenty20 debut for the Dhaka Dynamites in the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League on 12th January 2019, showcasing his adaptability across formats.
Leading Run-Scorer: Naim’s impressive batting skills were evident when he emerged as the leading run-scorer for Legends of Rupganj in the 2018–19 Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League tournament, amassing a total of 807 runs in 16 matches.
International Career Highlights
Maiden T20I Call-Up: Naim received his maiden call-up to the national team in September 2019 when he was added to the squad for the last two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series. Although he didn’t play in the series, this marked his initial foray into international cricket.
T20I Debut: In October 2019, he was named in Bangladesh’s T20I squad for their series against India. Naim made his T20I debut for Bangladesh against India on 3rd November 2019, announcing his arrival on the international stage.
Emerging Teams Asia Cup: In November 2019, Naim was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh, showcasing his potential to be part of the emerging talent pool.
South Asian Games Gold Medal: Later in the same month, he was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the men’s cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games. Naim contributed significantly and team won gold medal there.
ODI Debut: In February 2020, Naim was named in Bangladesh’s One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Zimbabwe. He made his ODI debut for Bangladesh against Zimbabwe on 6th March 2020, further cementing his position in the national squad.
Test Debut: Naim’s journey in international cricket continued to progress when he was named in Bangladesh’s Test squad for their series against New Zealand in December 2021. He made his Test debut for Bangladesh on 9th January 2022, against New Zealand, marking a significant milestone in his career.