Bangladeshi seamer Rubel Hossain announced his retirement from Test cricket on Monday. The 32-year-old shared a heartfelt post on his official Facebook handle to confirm his move.

Reason for Test retirement

Hossain, who played 27 Tests for Bangladesh, added that he took the call with the intent of giving young cricketers an opportunity in red-ball cricket. He last donned the whites in February 2020.


Hossain believes he can contribute to Bangladesh's ODI and T20I sides. He will also be available for Dhaka Premier League (DPL) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and other white-ball tournaments.


Hossain debuted against West Indies in Kingstown in 2009 and pocketed a three-fer in his maiden innings. He went on to claim 36 wickets in the format at an economy of 3.92 and an average of 76.77.

A BPL legend!

Hossain has mustered 96 scalps in BPL, averaging 21.26. He ranks behind ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (122). Hossain pocketed 20 scalps in BPL 2022 at 17.85. He maintained an economy of 7.31.