Batting style has been changed. Once he played with a very aggressive style but now, he tries to meet the demand of the situation. His current age is 30 years but fitness is so good. He has a very effective bowling style and he is definitely a very good fielder. Though he is not the perfect replacement of Shakib Al Hasan but he can be a good alternative. Considering all, Fazle Mahmud Rabbi is a complete package stated by the selector Habibul Bashar.
Fazle Mahmud is a first class and list A cricketer in Bangladesh who is simply known as Rabbi. He made his first-class debut in 2003/04 season for the Barisal Division against Dhaka. Besides, he was the leading run scorer for Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club in Dhaka Premier Division Cricket league in 2017/18 season where he scored 708 runs by playing 16 matches. He is going to make his international debut for Bangladesh national team in upcoming series against Zimbabwe.
Fazle Rabbi is just the one and only newborn face in upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe. Considering his recent performance in home cricket or in Bangladesh A team, it is not surprising that he would get the call from the national side. Though, he has crossed 30 years old and so, many were surprised about his debut. Considering the circumstances in Bangladesh, it is rear to get the call at the age.
But the selectors have considered it in a different way. In last Saturday at the Mirpur, Habibul Bashar who is a selector of the national team stated his thought to the press conference. He stated that they have considered the fitness, not the age.
Though it seems a little late for the inauguration for the national team and it is a very rare case. But his fitness is so good. Considering all the facts, the age is not so much they thought. He has a long career ahead and hopefully, he would mee the demand of national team.
After playing long fifteen years in local cricket, Fazle Rabbi has got the chance to play for the national team. he stumbled a couple of times in his career. He left the cricket World and got a job and once again he has returned. Once he thought to leave cricket for permanent time. But he turned around and now, he is going to play for the national team.
Due to injury, Shakib Al Hasan is not in the current squad and they needed someone to replace Shakib in upcoming series. There is no one to replace Shakib in local cricket but they have found someone who can be effective as well.
Bashar stated that Shakib is not in the squad and they needed someone who could be effective and along with the bat, he should bowlo as well like Shakib and now, they have found Fazle Rabbi. He is a good batsman and now, his bowling is also effective so far.