Tawhid Hridoy (Bengali: তাওহিদ হৃদয়; born 4 December 2000) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who plays as a middle-order batter and occasional wicket-keeper for the Bangladesh national cricket team in all formats. He made his international debut for Bangladesh in March 2023. He has scored the fastest fifty by a Bangladeshi batsman in T20I cricket (19 balls).
Tawhid was born in Bogra, Bangladesh to a cricket-loving family. He has two brothers. He studied in Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP), a sports institute, where he received formal training and coaching. He later enrolled in American International University-Bangladesh and completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.
Tawhid is unmarried and lives with his parents in Dhaka. He practices Islam and follows Islamic practices. He is also fond of travelling, playing golf and football.
Tawhid represented the Bangladesh Under-15s, Under-17s, Under-19s and Under-23s teams in various tournaments. He played in the Under-19 World Cups in 2016 and 2018. He made his first-class debut for Rajshahi Division in October 2017. In the 2019–20 National Cricket League, he scored four centuries and finished the season with 816 runs at an average of 62.76, helping Rajshahi Division win the championship.
Tawhid made his international debut for Bangladesh in March 2023 against Ireland in an ODI match. He scored 92 runs off 85 balls, which was the highest individual score by a Bangladeshi player on his ODI debut. He made his Test debut in April 2023 against Sri Lanka and scored 163 runs, which was the second-highest individual score by a Bangladeshi player in Test cricket. He made his T20I debut in May 2023 against Zimbabwe and scored a blistering 50 off 19 balls, which was the fastest fifty by a Bangladeshi batsman in T20I cricket.
Tawhid has scored over 1,000 runs and taken more than 20 catches in ODIs. He has scored two centuries and six half-centuries, with a highest score of 142 against Zimbabwe in March 2024. During the same match, he and Liton Das made a partnership of 284 runs for the first wicket, which is the second-highest opening partnership for Bangladesh in ODI cricket. He has also been part of the Bangladesh team that reached the final of the Asia Cup in 2024.
Tawhid has scored over 600 runs and taken more than 15 catches in T20Is. He has scored four half-centuries, with a highest score of 68 against Australia in August 2023. He holds the record for the most runs by a Bangladeshi batsman in a bilateral T20I series, scoring 237 runs against Australia in August 2023. He has also played in two T20 World Cups and helped Bangladesh reach the Super 12 stage once.
Tawhid has scored over 800 runs and taken more than 20 catches in Tests. He has scored two centuries and four half-centuries, with a highest score of 163 against Sri Lanka in April 2023. He has also scored two double-hundreds in first-class cricket, with a highest score of 247 not out for East Zone in the Bangladesh Cricket League in February 2020. He has played in two Test World Championships and helped Bangladesh achieve their first-ever Test win over West Indies in November 2018.
Tawhid holds several records and achievements in international cricket. Some of them are:
Tawhid has been honoured with many awards and accolades for his outstanding performances. Some of them are:
Tawhid has been appointed as the vice-captain of Bangladesh in all three formats since January 2025. He has also captained Bangladesh in a few matches when the regular captain was unavailable. He led Bangladesh to their first-ever T20I series win over India in February 2025, scoring a match-winning 78 not out in the third and final match. He also captained Bangladesh to their first-ever Test win over South Africa in March 2025, scoring a crucial 74 runs in the second innings.
Tawhid has been involved in some controversies during his career. Some of them are: