Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Experienced Shakib expected to deliver goods at showpiece event

Currently Shakib has close to 4,000 runs and more than 200 wickets in Test matches, whereas in ODIs his run tally has crossed the 5500-mark and has close to 250 scalps.

Sandipan Banerjee, Apr 28, 2019 17:21:46 IST

Shakib Al Hasan is no doubt the most talented cricketer to come out from the annals of Bangladesh cricket till date. On more than one occasion, the southpaw has been rated as the best contemporary all-rounder in the world by the International Cricket Council (ICC). A genuine left-arm spinner and a quality middle-order batsman, Shakib has been an indispensable part of Bangladesh team across formats for more than a decade now.

Much like some of his other contemporary teammates, Shakib is also a product of Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP), the national sports institute of the country and came through the ranks of age-group cricket. He first burst onto the scene in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, in which Bangladesh went on to beat teams like New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

File picture of Shakib Al Hasan. Reuters

File picture of Shakib Al Hasan. Reuters

His heroics in the competition earned him a place in the national team and just before the 2007 World Cup, Shakib scored his maiden ODI hundred against Canada. Later he played a key role for Bangladesh as the Tigers outclassed teams like India and South Africa in the World Cup in Caribbean.

Following that exposure, Shakib never looked back. He put up consistent all-round performances with both bat and ball and went onto become the captain of the team in the 2009 tour of West Indies and under his leadership Bangladesh achieved the first-ever series victory (Test and ODIs) in the Caribbean, when they beat a depleted hosts. In the 2011 World Cup at home, he led the Bangladesh team but failed to live up to the expectations. And later that year, he was stripped off the captaincy.

Nevertheless, as a player he continued to grow. In 2011 Shakib was picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) and had fruitful outings for quite a few seasons. And the southpaw became the most sought after Bangladesh cricketer in the franchise-based T20 leagues around the world.

Currently he has close to 4,000 runs and more than 200 wickets in Test matches, whereas in ODIs his run tally has crossed the 5500-mark and has close to 250 scalps.

In his career, on quite a few occasions, Shakib has faced disciplinary charges from the Bangladesh Cricket Board. But despite that, when it came to handing over the captaincy of the Test and T20 teams recently, the board trusted its experienced warrior.

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Updated Date: May 16, 2019 13:49:02 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254