Shakib Al Hasan Biography
Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi cricketer, born on 24th March 1987 in Magura, Jessore. The all-rounder is a left-handed batsman and left-arm slow orthodox bowler.
Shakib has topped ICC All-rounder lists in all three formats. He revolutionized Bangladesh cricket and raised their bar on the performance as well as professionalism sector.
Playing in local club matches, Shakib broke into Bangladesh U-19 team for the tri-series tournament against England and Sri Lanka. He scored 100 off 86 balls before picking three wickets in the final against Sri Lanka in December 2005 and secured his place in U-19 2006 World Cup squad.
He had a decent World Cup, which included a Man of the Match performance against Pakistan on 8th February.
Shakib achieved an all-round success in his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in August 2006 in Harare, taking a wicket and guiding Bangladesh to a victory with unbeaten 30. He contributed with both bat and ball almost in every match.
Three months later, Shakib made his T20I debut against the same opponent, taking a wicket and hitting 26 runs off 28 balls.
Although Shakib remained wicket-less, he bowled well and scored 27 runs in his international Test debut against India in Chittagong in May 2007.
Rise to Glory
Shakib hogged the limelight with 53 and unbeaten 57 against India and England respectively in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Shakib took four wickets against West Indies in 2007 ICC World T20 and he steered Bangladesh to a victory against Pakistan with unbeaten 57 in April 2015.
Shakib shined against New Zealand with his seven wickets in the first innings and 71 runs in Chittagong in October 2008. He neutralized swinging condition, smashing 87 and 100 in the first test at Hamilton in February 2010.
In 2015, Shakib played an instrumental role in their first bilateral series win against India, scoring two half-centuries in the first two matches.
He scored 114 against New Zealand in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy to take Bangladesh into the maiden semi-final.
He became only the third player to take 10 wickets and score a double ton (217) in the same test against the Kiwis in Wellington in January 2017.
Shakib represented Worcestershire, scalping 35 wickets to promote his side to Division One of County championship. In bangladesh Premier League, he captained Khulna Royal Bengals to the semi-final in 2012 and played for Dhaka Gladiators in 2013.
Shakib represented Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League in 2013. He won two Indian Premier League trophies with Kolkata Knight Riders in seven seasons.
He was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad at in the 2018 IPL auction for Rs. 2 crores.
Taking over the captaincy charge of Bangladesh in 2009, Shakib led in nine tests winning one. However, he won 23 ODIs among 50 as the in-charge. He lost all of the six T20Is as skipper.
Under his captaincy, Bangladesh defeated England in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was terminated from ODI captaincy after a poor performance against Zimbabwe in 2011.
He is one of the seventh all-rounders in the world to have 4000-plus ODI runs and 200-plus ODI scalps.