Shakib Al Hasan (Bengali: born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest all-rounders of all time. His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling has made him a consistent player for Bangladesh.
|Born||24 March 1987 (age 34)
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|National side||Bangladesh (2006–present)|
|Test debut (cap 46)||18 May 2007 v India|
|Last Test||4 December 2021 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 82)||6 August 2006 v Zimbabwe|
|Last ODI||20 July 2021 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI shirt no.||75|
|T20I debut (cap 19)||27 November 2006 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||29 October 2021 v West Indies|
|T20I shirt no.||75|
|Domestic team information|
|2012||Khulna Royal Bengals|
|2011-2017,2021||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2015||Melbourne Renegades, Rangpur Riders|
Early Years and Youth Cricket
Born in Magura, Khulna, Shakib started playing cricket at an early age. According to Prothom Alo sports editor Utpal Shuvro, Shakib “was fairly proficient at cricket and was often hired to play for different villages and teams”. In one of those matches, Shakib impressed an umpire who arranged for him to practice with the Islampur Para Club, a team in the Magura Cricket League.
On 1 January 2005, Shakib made his first-class debut in the match between Bangladesh Cricket Board President’s XI and Zimbabweans where he scored 14 of 14 in the 1st innings and 15 of 66 in the 2nd innings. He also got a bowling figure of 0/133 in 32 overs. In February 2005, Shakib got his 1st first-class international wicket by dismissing Vusimuzi Sibanda and a five-wicket haul playing against Zimbabwe A.
Indian Premier League
Although Shakib was part of the auction of players held the following month for the 2009 Indian Premier League, Shakib was not chosen by any of the eight teams and no bids were made for him despite being rated as the world’s highest-ranked ODI all-rounder at the time.
Between the 2019 Indian Premier League, BCB wanted to call Shakib back for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup preparation camp but he skipped the camp for match practice even after playing only 1 match at that time. Shakib was hoping for some IPL matches before World Cup 2019 as Jonny Bairstow and David Warner would leave for their respective World Cup preparation camps.
Shakib was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2020 IPL auction after playing for 2 seasons.
Shakib has listed at the highest base price of INR 2 crore for the 2021 IPL auction and was subsequently bought by his former team KKR again for a price of ₹3.2 crores (US$420,000). After the suspension of the 2021 Indian Premier League, Shakib and Mustafizur Rahman returned home on 6 May 2021 via a chartered flight arranged by the BCCI with their respective franchises sharing the cost of the flight Shakib couldn’t take part in the remainder of IPL because of not getting a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the BCB.
Shakib made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe on 6 August 2006 at Harare Sports Club. He played a significant part in Bangladesh’s victory, where he scored 30 runs and bowled out Elton Chigumbura to get his first ODI wicket.
On 28 November 2006, Shakib made his T20 and T20I debut against Zimbabwe. On his debut, Shakib scored 26 of 28 balls and got a bowling figure of 1/31. His 1st T20 & T20I wicket was of Sean Williams.
Shakib made his Test debut on 6 May 2007 against India. On his debut, he got a bowling figure of 0/62 (19 overs) and scored 30 of 47 balls in 1st innings and 15 of 64 balls in 2nd innings. Shakib’s first test wicket was Craig Cumming in the 2nd test vs New Zealand.
On 8 August 2021, ICC announced that Shakib, Mitchell Marsh, and Hayden Walsh Jr were nominated for ICC Player of the Month awards for July 2021. On 11 August, ICC announced Shakib as the winner. The following month, he was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
On 30 December 2021, Shakib was nominated for ICC Men’s ODI player of the year.
On 20 January 2022, ICC announced the ICC team of the year 2022 in all formats. Shakib was in the ODI’s one with his teammates Mushy and Fizz for his performance were in 9 matches, he managed to score 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with two 50s and he also scalped up 17 wickets at an average of 17.52.
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