Shakib Al Hasan
From January 2009 to April 2011 and again from March 2012, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan was ranked first among ODI all-rounders by the ICC. In and out of the captaincy, with his first leadership experience in the West Indies, Shakib became Bangladesh’s youngest captain at the age of 22. Currently being banned from cricket, Shakib has several more years at the top and the cricket world is keen to see this brilliant player’s greater exploits on the field.
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Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
In his first ODI against Zimbabwe played in August 2006, Shakib al Hasan scored 30 runs and got his first ODI wicket of Elton Chigumbura to register figures of 1/39 helping his side win the match. Included in the 15-man Bangladesh squad in the 2007 World Cup held in the West Indies, Shakib did well, scoring 202 runs in nine matches at an average of 28.85 while helping his side get past the group stage with an upset win over India.
Shakib got a match-winning 33 off 60 balls in the 3rd and the final ODI against the visiting Zimbabwe in January 2009. In 2007 – 2008, Shakib reached 1,000 ODI runs in his 39th match against the touring South Africa team. During New Zealand’s tour of Bangladesh in October 2008, Shakib helped his team score their first-ever ODI win over the Kiwis finishing with five wickets from three matches, despite failing with the bat. Later that year, Shakib made a match-winning unbeaten 92 against the visiting Sri Lanka side. Becoming captain as a replacement for injured Mortaza in July–August 2009, when Bangladesh toured the West Indies, Shakib led his side to a 3-0 clean sweep, with two half-centuries at an average of 45.00 and 2 wickets at an average of 48.00, to be named the Man of the Series. On the next tour of Zimbabwe, Shakib scored a match-winning 104 off only 64 balls, in the second ODI, before being run out – his third ODI century – to help his team achieve their highest score in ODIs. He finished the series with 170 runs from five matches at an average of 42.50 and 6 wickets an average of 39.66. His team won 4–1. In the 2010 Asia Cup in June that year, Shakib took five wickets to become the joint highest wicket-taker alongside Shafiul Islam, although their team lost all three matches.
Entrusted with captaining the side during New Zealand tour of Bangladesh in October 2010, Shakib took four wickets and scored 58 in the first ODI and helped himself to a century and three wickets. in the fourth, to lead Bangladesh to their first series win (4-0) against a full member nation of the ICC, Shakib got the most runs (213) and wickets (11) in the series. During Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh in December, Shakib’s 156 runs and nine wickets helped his side win the series 3-1 after losing the first match. In the first half of 2011, although Bangladesh, co-hosts of the World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka, failed to get past the league stage, Shakib shone with both bat (142 runs from 6 innings) and ball (8 wickets at 27.87). In the 2012 Asia Cup held in Bangladesh, Shakib scored 237 runs and took six wickets to help his side to make their best performance in an ICC competition. Bangladesh lost the final against Pakistan by a mere two runs. 2015 was arguably Bangladesh’s best year in cricket when they beat the visiting Pakistan side 3-0 and accomplished their first-ever series win (2-1) over the visiting India team.
Shakib al Hasan’s biography can not be complete without mentioning his performance in the 2019 World Cup. Shakib, who became Mortaza’s deputy, helped Bangladesh score a 21-run win in their opening game against South Africa. Shakib’s record 142-run partnership for the third wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim propelled his side to their highest ODI score (330/6). Shakib followed up with an unbeaten 124 in Bangladesh’s next match played against New Zealand. He also took a five-wicket haul and scored a half-century against Afghanistan, en route to scoring 606 runs in the group stage, becoming the first player to achieve 500 runs and 10 wickets at a single World Cup. In 260 ODI matches, Shakib has scored 6323 runs at an average of 37.86 with nine centuries and 47 fifties and the highest score of 134 not out. He has also taken 260 wickets at 30.21 with two fifers and the best bowling figures of 5/29. Furthermore, Shakib has taken 50 catches.
Shakib Hasan played his first Test match against the visiting India team in May 2007. He scored 27 runs but did not take a wicket. On Bangladesh tour of New Zealand in 2007 – 2008, Shakib al Hasan played the second Test and managed to score 75 runs and take 1/122. When New Zealand toured Bangladesh in October 2008, Shakib had a great bowling performance grabbing 7 wickets for 37 runs in the first innings of the opening Test. He became his side’s leading bowler in the series with 10 wickets at 17.80. Within a month, Bangladesh were on a two-Test tour of South Africa. Flighting the ball more than usual, Shakib took fifers in both matches to become the leading wicket-taker of the series with 11 scalps at 20.81. Shakib took another fifer against the visiting Sri Lanka side in 2008 – 2009. Forced to captain the side in the absence of the injured Mortaza, Shakib led his team to a historic Test win in the West Indies in July-August 2019, with 13 wickets taken in the first match. Bangladesh won the series 2-0 on Shakib’s watch, with the left-arm all-rounder scoring 159 runs at 53.00 and snaring 13 wickets at 18.76.
During England’s two-Test tour of Bangladesh in early 2010, Shakib al Hasan grabbed the most wickets for his team. He was particularly impressive in the second match, with scores of 49 and 96 and a haul of 4/124. In the summer of that year, when Bangladesh toured England for two Tests, Shakib emerged his side’s best bowler yet again, with eight wickets. Shakib also took the most wickets for his side during the Test tour of the West Indies in October 2011. He took a fifer and scored 144, becoming the first Bangladesh player to achieve the feat. He achieved even better results in the 2nd Test match against the visitng Zimbabwe side in 2014, scoring a ton (178) and taking 10 wickets in the same match. Botham and Imran Khan are the only others to have accomplished the feat. However, after 2017 Hasan decided to take a break from Tests and focus on limited-overs cricket.
In November 2018, during a series against the West Indies, Shakib reached 3000 runs and 200 wickets in Tests, setting a record for the fewest matches (54) taken to accomplish the feat. In 56 Test matches, Shakib has scored 3862 runs at an average of 39.40, with five centuries and 24 fifties, and the highest score of 217. He has also taken 210 wickets at 31.12 with 18 fifers and the best bowling figures of 7/36. Furthermore, Shakib al Hasan has taken 24 catches.
Shakib al Hasan played his first T20I in 2007 against the visiting Zimbabwe team and contributed to his team’s win with a score of 26 runs and bowling figures of 1/31. In September 2007, in his very next match, against the West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa, Shakib took 4/34 to become the first Bangladesh player to take more than three wickets in a T20I game. In another match against the West Indies played in October 2011, his bowling figures of 2/25 helped keep the West Indies down to 132/8 and Bangladesh went on to win the game by 3 wickets. Chasing 212 to win, the visiting West Indies team collapsed to be 175 all out thanks to Shakib’s best bowling figures of 5/82. In 76 T20Is, Shakib has scored 1567 runs at an average of 23.74 with nine fifties, and the highest score of 84. He has also taken 92 wickets at 20.58 average with 1 fifers and the best bowling figures of 5/20. Furthermore, Shakib has taken 19 catches.
From 2011 to 2017, barring 2013 when he did not play in the tournament, Shakib al Hasan represented Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. In the 2018 season, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. During his IPL career, the Bangladesh all-rounder has shone with bat and ball alike. His best season was arguably 2014 when he scored 227 runs at an average of 32.42 with the bat with the highest score of 60 and a strike rate of 149.34. In that season he also took 11 wickets at an average of 30.36 with the best bowling effort of 2/22. Shakib’s all-round brilliance in 2014 helped Kolkata Knight Riders to win the title. He also contributed to KKR’s title win in 2012. Overall, in 63 IPL matches, Shakib has scored 746 runs at 21.31 with a strike rate of 126.65 and the highest score of 66 not out. He has also taken 59 wickets at 28 with an economy rate of 7.46 and the best bowling performance of 3/17.