KKR did well, but I could have done much better: Shakib on his IPL 2016 performance

IANS, May, 28 2016

Dhaka: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is unhappy with his performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Shakib took five wickets in 10 matches and failed to take more than one in any match for Kolkata, who lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the eliminator on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.

His average this edition was 48.60 at an economy rate of 7.43 runs per over. The numbers are significantly higher than his Twenty20 career average (20.59) and economy rate (6.74).

KKR all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Sportzpics

KKR all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored 114 runs and took five wickets in IPL 2016. Sportzpics

The 29-year-old ace all-rounder did notch his highest score in the glitzy tournament — 66 not out against Gujarat Lions — but it was his only knock of any substance as he scored just 114 runs this year.

"The team performed well in the tournament but individually I could have done much better. I didn't really do anything to feel pleased," Shakib said after reaching here on Friday.

Having played three tournaments on the bounce — the Asia Cup, the World T20 and IPL — he said he is exhausted. But he will get little time for rest because of the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.

Abahani Limited, who are placed seventh in the points table, will be happy to have the services of Shakib, who is likely to play for the club for the first time after six years, against Prime Doleshwar on Saturday.

"My plan now is to go home and rest. I don't know what situation Abahani are in. We'll see," he said.

Published Date: May 28, 2016 | Updated Date: May 28, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115