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Old November 22, 2012, 06:16 AM
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I think i have met Shariful Islam at someones house but i forgot his name until i had a friend talk abt a Bangali playing in the Sydney Grade cricket comp. When i talked to Shariful i remember he mentioned that he was in the same grade team (i think the team is called Western Suburbs) as Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Starc and Michael Clarke.

And then i did some intense research and found out the following.

He was born in Bangladesh and grew up in Australia. He played Australian schoolboys cricket at around the age of 16 i think. So i think he is an Aussie by nature. If this is the case then he could have chance at playing for Bangladesh if he is brought around the cricketing culture of Australia. Im not too sure if the following facts are true but he was in the Bangladesh U17s team (in 2000) and batted at #5. He was in the same team as Mohammad Ashraful, Nafees Iqbal, Talha Jubair, Nasiruddin Faruque and Manjurul Islam.

Afterwards i think he played a couple of DPL matches for Mohammaden Sports Club and on some scoresheets he goes by the name "Rony". I think he still plays grade cricket in Sydney but im not too sure. He is a right handed batsmen and pace bowler. He is currently 26 yrs old.

I distinguishly remember how he looked like and i remember him as a guy with a solid build.

Does anyone else have any info on this guy and what he is doing now? And also can anyone clarify if the info above is correct? Sohel bhai have you seen him play? Is he a good prospect to look at?

http://www.espncricinfo.com/Australi...yer/56113.html
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