(born March 1, 1971, Dhaka
) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer
who played in 2 ODI
from 1995 to 1998.
The early days
The tall left armer was a big success with the ball in the U-19 Asia
cup in 1989. There he took 3/44 against India
, and 3/36 against Pakistan
Impressed by his performances, the selectors quickly elevated him to the national squad. There, however, he struggled to hold his place, as Bangladesh
already had two other left arm seamers, Gholam Nousher
Prince and Jahangir Alam Talukdar
Dulu. Anis' career was also hampered by injuries and No-Ball problem. Still, he briefly emerged in 1994, following the retirement of Prince
, as the country's top pace bowler.
Success in international cricket
In the 1994-95 SAARC Quadrangular
Tournament at Dhaka
, (December, 1994), he took 3/29 against Pakistan
A, 4/29 against Sri Lanka
A, & 3/28 against India
A. In these matches, he used the reverse swing of the old ball with great effect. In fact, Anisur Rahman was one of the first Bangladesh
bowler to successfully use the reverse swing.
He played in 2 ODI
, but failed to impress. On each occasion, he suffered at the hands of the Indian
maestro Sachin Tendulkar