Bangladesh allrounder Shakib-al-Hasan feels the T20 cricket is a challenge for allrounders. Shakib is currently playing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with Jamaica based franchise Jamaica Tallawahs.
“It’s challenging (being an all-rounder in T20 cricket), but I love this kind of challenge,” the 29-year-old was quoted as saying by bdnews24.com on Monday.
“Obviously, I’d love to contribute more, but at this moment with the way things are going, I’m happy. But as a team, and myself, we can always improve.”
Shakib’s team has played three matches so far and won two. Shakib in the two winning matches has taken two wickets and conceded 32 runs.
Now, his team will play the fourth match of the tournament against Barbados Trident, Shakib’s former team.
“It’s a very proud moment for me to represent Bangladesh and all of the Bangladeshis are cricket fanatics and they love their sports. So, they will be supporting me in the CPL,” he said.
He is the only cricketer whom Bangladesh who has played in CPL in two seasons. He also played in Big Bash T20 league in Bangladesh and Indian Premier League in India.
Shakib is currently the number one all rounder in One Day cricket and second-best allrounder in T20 and Test cricket.
“So far the CPL has been going really well. I hope that it will only get better and better, hopefully, a lot of runs and a lot of sixes and a lot of wickets so the crowd enjoys it.
“In the home matches the crowds have been terrific, so hopefully it will be the same in all of the other venues that we play.”
He was the first Bangladeshi to play county cricket for Worcestershire in England in 2010. He was also signed by Uthura Rudras for the 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League
Shakib so far played 42 Test, 157 ODIs and 54 T20 matches for Bangladesh. He has a decent batting average in Test and ODI cricket.
As a bowler, he has taken 206 wickets in ODIs and 147 in Test cricket.
He has won two IPL trophies with Kolkata Knight Riders and helped Bangladesh to win many thrilling matches.
Shakib has also captained Bangladesh . The left-handed all-rounder is an integral part of Bangladesh’s recent home series success against India, Pakistan, and South Africa.