Under the Spotlight: Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is considered as the biggest name Bangladesh cricket has ever produced. Ranked as the world’s best all-rounder in all three formats current years & one of the greatest of all time, Shakib is apparently Bangladesh’s only representative in almost all the top T20 leagues worldwide.

An all-rounder, Shakib plays as a left-hand batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner. With an excellent record of temperament, he is precise, diligent and deceptive with bowl as well as intrepid, aggressive and capable of carrying out brillants knocks under pressure while batting. He has 3293 T20 runs with an average of 20.84 and at a strike rate of 122.87. He has claimed 242 wickets in this format, a wicket per 20.54 runs and conceded 6.75 runs per over.

In the three previous seasons of BPL, Shakib played for three different teams: Dhaka Gladiators, Khulna Royal Bengals and Rangpur Riders. In the first edition, he came out victorious with the then Dhaka franchise. However Shakib is going to rejoin the capital side, this time Dhaka Dynamites, which include a number of overseas stars and expect to rock the edition. He is the 3rd highest run scorer and 2nd highest wicket taker combining all three previous formats.

His match-winning power seems remain unperturbed as he continues to star in his country’s last one and a half year stellar performance in international cricket. Dhaka franchise will definitely look forward to his magnificence while playing to clinch the title.