Michael Hussey Picks Shakib Al Hasan As The Best Player Thus Far

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ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Hussey Picks Shakib Al Hasan As The Best Player Thus Far 

ICC World Cup 2019: Michael Hussey Picks Shakib Al Hasan As The Best Player Thus Far
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Shakib Al Hasan has been the highlight of Bangladesh’s performance in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. His effort with both bat and ball has earned praise from all quarters, and former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey has rated him as the player of the tournament so far.

Hussey picks Shakib as the best so far

Shakib Al Hasan has been in sublime form in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. The top-ranked all-rounder has thus far scored 476 in the six innings of the tournament. Furthermore, he has scalped ten wickets in as many innings, which has earned him praise all over the globe. Bangladesh have played some good cricket in this World Cup and have impressed with their fighting effort.

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Former Australia cricketer turned commentator Michael Hussey has rated Shakib Al Hasan as the best player of the tournament so far. Hussey also admitted that Shakib is solely responsible for Bangladesh occupying the fifth spot and a possible fourth place in the points table.

“He is probably being the player of the tournament so far and I don’t think anyone can dispute that. He has been instrumental in putting Bangladesh in the fifth position and a possible fourth,” said Hussey in the post-match analysis.

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Shakib Al Hasan also became the fastest to 6000 ODI runs and 250 wickets. He also became the first cricketer to scale ten wickets and score 400 runs in one World Cup editions. Michael Hussey feels Shakib will finish as one of the top all-rounders given his number and the greatest to have played for Bangladesh.

“Over the course of his career he has been very underrated but given the numbers, once Shakib finishes his career he going to go down as one of the greats and certainly the greatest player to have played for Bangladesh,” concluded Hussey.

Bangladesh will play their next game against India on July 2 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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