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Bangladesh Want To Go To 2021 T20I World Cup With Confidence: Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan believes Bangladesh has more than enough time to prepare for the T20 World Cup, and that the team will head to the upcoming tournament in UAE and Oman having built a “winning mentality” following recent series victories against Australia and New Zealand.
Bangladesh will arrive in Muscat at least two weeks ahead of their first match, while Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will be playing the IPL’s UAE phase, which Shakib Al Hasan feels will help him collect intelligence for the team. Bangladesh is in preliminary Group B with Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman for the tournament that begins on October 17 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Bangladesh vs New Zealand
Bangladesh vs New Zealand. Image Credits: Twitter

Shakib Al Hasan: Since Bangladesh Will Be In Oman At Least 15-16 Days Before T20I WC, Players Will Have Enough Time To Acclimatize

Bangladesh named all the players who completed a series win over New Zealand in their squad for next month’s Twenty20 World Cup. Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side that took a 3-1 lead in the New Zealand series on Wednesday with one match still to play.
Bangladesh, with a mix of established performers and rising new stars, have fielded an unchanged side for the first four matches against New Zealand. Mohammad Naim and Liton Das retained their places as openers in the World Cup squad after established opener Tamim Iqbal declared himself unavailable.
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.
“I am hopeful that the IPL will help everyone,” Shakib said. “We will be spending time in those conditions, play matches too. Mustafiz and I can share the experience with the rest of the team. We will understand the other players’ mindset, what they are thinking about the World Cup, and then report it back to our players.”
“Our team will be in Oman at least 15-16 days before the World Cup, which is enough time for acclimatizing with conditions and wickets. I don’t think pitches and conditions here will have any impact over there. We have built a winning mentality, which will help us be confident in the World Cup.”
Shakib Al Hasan, however, continued to criticize the pitches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium where Bangladesh won the last two T20I series against Australia and New Zealand. Shakib Al Hasan was one of four batters to score more than 100 runs in the two series, averaging 17.66 with a 97.54 strike rate batting in the top-order in nine games. The collective batting average in both series was 14.73 and 16.48 respectively.

Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh Well Prepared By Winning The Last 3 T20I Series

Shakib Al Hasan had said after the first match against New Zealand that the pitch was more difficult than the ones used in the preceding Australia series. He said that the batters will have to forget about playing in Dhaka if they are to do well in the T20 World Cup.
“Those who played the last nine-ten matches, are all out of form. That’s how the wicket was. Nobody did well. I hope the batters don’t count this performance. Careers will end if any batter plays 10-15 matches on these wickets. Let’s not take this into account. Everyone will try hard to win games for the country.”
Mustafizur Rahman. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Mustafizur Rahman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

“I think we are well prepared, by winning these last three (T20I) series. There’s been a lot of criticism about pitches and low scores, but there’s nothing better than winning. Such a winning streak takes confidence to a different level. You wouldn’t have it if you played well but lost. We want to go to the World Cup with confidence.”

In their last three T20I series, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe, Australia, and New Zealand. The side has gotten the experience of playing on low and spinning tracks and the same kind of surfaces can be expected in the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh will arrive in Muscat at least two weeks ahead of their first game, while Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will be playing the IPL’s UAE phase.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan says Bangladesh will head to the 2021 T20 World Cup later this year full of confidence after series wins against Zimbabwe, Australia, and New Zealand. Bangladesh’s Twenty20 side defeated hosts Zimbabwe 2-1 in July, beat Australia 4-1 at home in August, and completed a 3-2 series victory against New Zealand in Dhaka on Friday.

Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain

Reserves: Rubel Hossain, Aminul Islam Biplob

Bangladesh Cricket Team
Bangladesh Cricket Team. Image Credits: Twitter

Bangladesh Cricket Board Willing To Give NOC To Shakib Al Hasan And Mustafizur Rahman To Play In The IPL 2021

Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Tuesday that they are now willing to give a no-objection certificate to their cricketers to take part in the remainder of the 2021 Indian Premier League in the UAE, as the home series against England is rescheduled.

Bangladesh Cricket Board had earlier stated that they are not willing to give a no-objection certificate to Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman to take part in the remainder of the 2021 IPL as they expected them to be with the national team for the preparations of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.

Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman during IPL 2021
Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman during IPL 2021 (Photo- KKR)

Bangladesh Cricketers Mustafizur Rahman And Shakib AL Hasan Looking To Get NOC For Remaining Part Of IPL 2021

However, the decision of ECB and BCB to postpone England’s tour of Bangladesh to March 2023 has opened the door for the duo to take part in the remainder of IPL.

”Yes, if they apply and if we don’t have any international commitment they can go and take part in IPL. We are yet to receive any official letter from them in this regard and if we get that, the board will make a decision,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz on Tuesday.

England’s planned tour of Bangladesh, which was due to take place in September and October 2021, will now take place in March 2023, it has been confirmed. The England and Wales Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have mutually decided to reschedule the tour, which includes three One Day Internationals and three T20 internationals. The tour is planned to take place in the first two weeks of March 2023.

Bangladesh Cricket Board, @BCB
Bangladesh Cricket Board, @BCB

Bangladesh was scheduled to host England for three ODIs and as many T20Is, which would have served as preparations for the T20 World Cup. The Bangladesh cricketers Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan are likely to get NOC to take part in the remaining part of IPL 2021 and this will be great news to the IPL fans.

Mustafizur Rahman had a good season for Rajasthan Royals picking up 8 scalps in 7 games until the IPL 2021 was suspended due to bio bubble breach while Shakib Al Hasan just played 3 games scoring 38 runs and picking 2 scalps and had to wait for his opportunity in the strong Kolkata Knight Riders squad.

Bangladesh Pull Off A Stunning Victory In The First T20I Against Australia

Nasum Ahmed starred for Bangladesh with four wickets for just 19 runs and helped them defend one of the modest scores of 131. It was a spinning track, and the home team used their spin dominant bowling attack to their advantage rolling up the men in yellow for just 108.

Nasum Ahmed[photo: Twitter]
Nasum Ahmed[photo: Twitter]
This is Australia’s fifth defeat in the last six T20I games as they were coming off a 1-4 series loss to West Indies. Bangladesh has taken an early lead of 1-0 in the T20I series and Australia will look to put up some better performances in the upcoming matches. This is Bangladesh’s first win against Australia in T20Is.
Shakib Al Hasan flings the stumps after umpire Mahfuzur Rahman calls for the covers Walton
Shakib Al Hasan flings the stumps after umpire Mahfuzur Rahman calls for the covers Walton

Shakib Al Hasan Apologises For Kicking Stumps In A DPL T20 Match

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh all-rounder had a shocking on-field meltdown during a Dhaka Premier League (DPL) T20 match in Dhaka, kicking stumps and arguing with umpires in a display of appalling behavior for which he later apologized calling it a ‘human error’.

Shakib Al Hasan’s apology notwithstanding, kicking the stumps is as good as a Level 3 offense and could eventually lead to a one-match suspension for the former Bangladesh skipper.

Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)
Shakib Al Hasan DPL Photo Credit: (Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan Apologizes For Losing His Temper During A Dhaka Premier League Match Playing For Mohammedan Sporting Franchise

The 34-year-old’s anger got the better of him during his Mohammedan Sporting franchise’s game against Abahani Limited. The DPL encounter was eventually won by his team via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

In scenes rarely seen at a top-level cricket match, Shakib Al Hasan’s temper flared up on two different occasions in one Dhaka Premier League (DPL) match on Friday: he first kicked the stumps, and later uprooted a whole set of them and flung them to the ground.

“I’m extremely sorry for losing my temper and ruining the match for everyone and especially those who’re watching from home. An experienced player like me shouldn’t have reacted that way, but sometimes against all odds it happens, unfortunately,” Shakib tendered an official apology on his Facebook page.

Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

“I apologize to the teams, management, tournament officials, and organizing committee for this human error. Hopefully, I won’t be repeating this again in the future. Thanks and love you all,” he further wrote.

During the match held at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, a Mushfiqur Rahim leg before appeal being turned down by the umpire led to the furious captain kicking the stumps.

Shakib Al Hasan Ran To Uproot All The Stumps At The Non-Striker’s End When The Match Officials Called For A Rain Break With 1 Ball Left In The 6th Over

On the second occasion, he ran from his mid-off position to uproot all the stumps at the non-striker’s end when the two match officials called for a rain break with one ball left in the sixth over of the Abahani innings.

The footage of the incident since then has gone viral and it is believed that he was angry because one more delivery would have ensured that a minimum of six overs is completed for a match to yield a result. The match did start eventually and his team won easily.

Shakib Al Hasan reacts after umpire turns down LBW appeal
Shakib Al Hasan reacts after umpire turns down an LBW appeal Shamsul Hoque


He was also caught on camera getting into an ugly altercation with former Bangladesh international and current Bangladesh Cricket Board director Khaled Mahmood Sujon. Shakib Al Hasan had earlier hit the headlines for wrong reasons in 2019 when he was slapped with a two-year ban, one year suspended, for not reporting a corrupt approach.

Off the last ball of the fifth over, Shakib Al Hasan struck Mushfiqur Rahim on the pads, only for umpire Imran Parvez to turn down the appeal. Shakib Al Hasan immediately kicked the stumps at the non-striker’s end and argued with the umpire, with some of the Mohammedan Sporting players surrounding the pair. Then the fielders moved on as it was the end of the over.

Then, after the fifth ball of the sixth over, umpire Mahfuzur Rahman indicated to the groundsmen to bring on the covers as a light rain had begun. Shakib ran in towards the umpire from his fielding position and ripped out all the three stumps from the non-strikers’ end and flung them on the ground.
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Shakib Al Hasan May Prolong His International Career To Play 2027 World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder has revealed his wish to go to retirement only after winning the World Cup. And for that to achieve, he might even keep playing till 2027.  Shakib Al Hasan said this during his appearance in Daraz Live chat on Thursday (April 1).

First asked when Bangladesh would win the World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan gave an instant reply, “2023, because it would be my last World Cup.” But once the presenter insisted on what would happen if Bangladesh could not win the next World Cup, he responded: “Then I would keep playing till the 2027 World Cup to win it.”

Shakib Al Hasan | AFP
Shakib Al Hasan | AFP

Shakib Al Hasan Always Want To Win World Cup For Bangladesh And Has Been Part Of 4 World Cups

Shakib Al Hasan’s desire to win the 50 over World Cup with Bangladesh is nothing new. He has said time and again that the biggest achievement of his cricketing career would be to win the World Cup, and he has always targeted the 2023 World Cup to be held in India to finally win it.

Shakib Al Hasan has so far played four 50 overs World Cups for Bangladesh since the 2007 edition. While he captained Bangladesh in the 2011 World Cup, the 2019 edition turned out to be individually his most successful one, when he scored 606 runs and picked up 11 wickets.

File image of Shakib Al Hasan | AFP
File image of Shakib Al Hasan | AFP

But in spite of Shakib Al Hasan’s outstanding performances both with bat and ball, Bangladesh finished 8th out of 10 teams in the last World Cup in England and Wales. If Bangladesh qualified for the semifinals, Shakib Al Hasan could have won the Man of the Tournament award.

Shakib Al Hasan Is In India To Take Part In IPL 2021 For KKR

He is now in India to take part in the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders. He was absent from the ODI and T20I series in New Zealand due to paternity leave, and will also skip the two-Test series in Sri Lanka as he wants to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup by playing in the IPL. He, however, will return for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) upheld all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The BCB even thought of reconsidering his NOC for the tournament after the miscommunication between the board and the all-rounder.

Veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is set to return in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the upcoming edition which begins on April 9. He will be back in action after serving a one-year ban and don the Purple & Gold jersey of Kolkata Knight Riders once again.

He was part of KKR’s title-winning campaigns in 2012 and 2014. He had featured in three matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019 before the ban led to his ouster from the game. Now in his second innings at KKR, he is ready to play any role that his team expects from him in the upcoming season.

The 34-year-old, who was bought by his former franchise for 3.2 crores in the players’ auction in February 2021. The two-time champions will kick-start their IPL 2021 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on April 11. Shakib Al Hasan has played 43 IPL games amassing 498 runs averaging 21.65 and picked 43 scalps averaging 25.6 for KKR. He has also played 20 games for SRH.

He missed the 2020 edition on account of being banned for not reporting corrupt offences. He played 63 IPL matches scoring 746 runs at an average of 21.31 with two 50s and a high score of unbeaten 66 and taken 59 wickets averaging 28.


Sanjida Islam’s Wedding Photoshoot Goes Viral

Sanjida Islam, who is a Bangladesh woman senior cricketer made sure her wedding photoshoot went viral as the 24-year-old woman posted with the bat while donning a traditional attire.

Wedding photoshoots push the limits of human imagination, and these days the newly-weds are coming up with unconventional ideas to make sure their wedding photos become the talk of the town.

BCB, Asia XI, World XI, Mujib 100 T20 Cup Bangladesh 2020
Bangladesh Image Credit: Google

Sanjida Islam Married Mim Mosaddeak

Bangladesh national women’s team cricketer, Sanjida Islam came up with a stunning idea for her wedding photoshoot. The 24-year-old married Mim Mosaddeak who is a first-class cricketer from Rangpur and wore her dress, jewellery and carried a cricket bat as well for the photoshoot.

Sanjida Islam
Sanjida Islam. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

She showcased that her first love is cricket that is celebrated by million fans in Bangladesh as she posed with the cricket bat while wearing traditional attire.

The photoshoot took place on a cricket field as Sanjida Islam nailed her poses. There was a cover drive and pull shot hit by her as well in the wedding photographs that are going viral online.

Sanjida Islam Took To Social Media Sharing Wedding Photos

Sanjida Islam also took to social media Instagram to share photos from her wedding ceremony. ICC on Wednesday shared the viral photos from her photoshoot.

Mim Mosaddeak weds Sanjida Islam
Mim Mosaddeak weds Sanjida Islam. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Sanjida Islam who is a middle-order mainstay for Bangladesh has played 16 ODIs and 54 T20Is in her 8-year-long international career where she has scored 174 runs in ODIs and 520 runs in T20Is with a solitary fifty in the shortest format of the game.


She made her international debut against Ireland in Dublin in 2012. She last played for Bangladesh at 2020 T20I World Cup in Melbourne against Sri Lanka. She played three matches for Bangladesh and managed just 26 runs with a top score of 13 as Bangladesh did not qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament in Women’s T20I World Cup.

In June 2018, she was part of Bangladesh’s squad that won their first-ever Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup tournament. In October 2018, she was named in the squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.

She was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh with 156 runs in five matches in the 2019 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in Scotland.

In November 2019, she was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games. The Bangladesh team beat finalists Sri Lanka by two runs in the final to win the gold medal. In January 2020, she was named in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

The performance of Bangladesh in the last two years have made things somehow satisfactory for the BCB. Photo Credit: Dhaka Tribune.

Mushfiqur Rahim Newest Addition To UNICEF

Mushfiqur Rahim, former national cricket team captain of Bangladesh has been named as UNICEF’s newest National Ambassador in Bangladesh to promote children’s rights throughout the country.

Mushfiqur Rahim has appeared in 70 tests and 218 ODIs where he scored at an average of about 36.

Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Mushfiqur Rahim: Child Rights And UNICEF Close To My Heart

The 33-year-old Mushfiqur Rahim is a Bangladeshi cricketer and also the former captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team. Between August 2009 and December 2010 he served as Bangladesh’s vice-captain, across all formats. He is considered as the most successful captain of Bangladesh in tests. He was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN in 2019.

“Child rights and the work of UNICEF are close to my heart, and this is an important opportunity for me to lend my voice. As a cricket player and a father, I will do my best to bring people together to create positive change for children, especially the most vulnerable,” Mushfiq said Sunday.

Mushfiqur Rahim, who made his debut at an early age of 15, is among the top three run-scorers in Bangladesh cricket history with nearly 12,000 international runs and 14 centuries under his belt.


UNICEF’s National Ambassadors include cricketer Shakib Al Hasan, magician Jewel Aich and actor Arifa Perveen Zaman (Moushumi), while UNICEF’s Youth Advocates include cricketer Mehedi Hasan Miraj, as well as digital influencer Raba Khan.

UNICEF Representative Extends Warm Welcome To Mushfiqur Rahim

In his role as a UNICEF National Ambassador, wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim will help raise awareness about children’s rights and issues affecting youth, like the right to education, the impact of poverty and discrimination, and children’s need for protection against violence, abuse and exploitation.

“We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Mushfiqur Rahim as he joins UNICEF as a National Ambassador. With his strong commitment to child rights – along with his prestige, talent and presence – he will reach the hearts and minds of people throughout Bangladesh,” said Tomoo Hozumi, Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh.

This year, he has spoken out against racism and has played an active role in supporting vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading fundraising efforts and donations among the Bangladesh cricket team.

Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim

He also used his social media platform to support the Government of Bangladesh’s call for people to stay at home during the countrywide lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic and to follow health guidelines besides staying alert to the dangers of spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

“We are very pleased that Mushfiqur Rahim is maintaining a long-standing tradition among the cricket fraternity to amplify the voices of children. It is our sincere hope that this close collaboration with UNICEF will contribute to the health and wellbeing of children in Bangladesh,” said BCB chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury.

Mushfiqur Rahim joins celebrities from the world of sports, arts and entertainment including fellow cricketer and another UNICEF National Ambassador all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to engage children and youth besides the general public and policymakers on critical issues affecting children.

Bangladesh Cricketers
Bangladesh cricket team(Image Credit: Getty Images).

Bangladesh Tour Of Sri Lanka Will Be Rescheduled Again

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan, on Monday, informed that they had proposed Sri Lanka to reschedule the Test series when the condition improves considering the ongoing pandemic.

Bangladesh was scheduled to tour Sri Lanka to play three-match Test series in August but the outbreak of the coronavirus led the postponement of the series.

Bangladesh cricket team. Image Credit: Twitter

But after England and other countries resumed cricket activities while following the safety protocol, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also agreed to reschedule their series in late October. But the COVID-19 had again forced them to postpone the bilateral series.

Nazmul Hassan said that they had demanded to decrease the number of quarantine days before the series. But it seems that Sri Lanka had not agreed with BCB’s demand.

“We have asked them to reschedule the tour, we cannot do a tour with a 14-day quarantine in place,” Nazmul said about Sri Lanka’s revised proposal. 

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka last played series in March:

Bangladesh team
Image Credit: Getty Images.

The Tiger last played the bilateral series against Zimbabwe in March. Since then, they have not played any competitive match.

Sri Lanka also last played the series against West Indies in March. Both countries have resumed training sessions but are yet to play international cricket.

Meanwhile, some Sri Lankan players like Isuru Udana and former cricketer Mahela Jayawardene are in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 which had started from 19th September.

Bangladesh Tour Of Sri Lanka Confirmed Despite Increasing COVID-19
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Bangladesh Tour Of Sri Lanka Confirmed Despite Increasing COVID-19

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have finally agreed to play the three-match Test and T20I series despite the surge in coronavirus pandemic. The Tigers will tour Sri Lanka in October although the whole fixtures are yet to be confirmed. 

After England, Pakistan and the West Indies got the cricket back, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had also found the hope to bring some show in their country. The tour was confirmed after a meeting between High Performance (HP) and the Cricket Operations Committee (COC). 

Bangladesh likely to have national camp ahead of the tour: 

Bangladesh Cricketers, Top 10 Teams With Most Sixes In ODI Cricket
Bangladesh cricket team(Image Credit: Getty Images).

As per COC chairman Akram Khan, the two boards have discussed on several aspects, especially on training camp. The two teams have not played any competitive match since March. So, to get back into the groove, they need sufficient time. Bangladesh is likely to have a training camp in mid-September before travelling to Sri Lanka. 

“We discussed quite a few matters including conducting Covid-19 tests before the start of camp. We have made some good plans which will be communicated later. There was also the matter of how long we can prepare here before leaving for Sri Lanka and most probably we will train for 10-12 days from mid-September before departure,” the COC chairman said in a media release.

“The HP team is also going with us and will train with the national side before the national team’s series on October 24.” The Bangladesh cricketers will be accompanied by the HP team and they are likely to leave for Sri Lanka around September 23.

Shakib Al Hasan inclusion under doubt: 

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. Getty

Akram informed that there is still no clarity over former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan inclusion in the series. He is currently under International Cricket council’s one-year suspension for breaching their anti-corruption code

“We discussed Shakib but there is much discussion left. We also discussed bringing the coach and support staff here and hopefully, we will be able to do that at the beginning of September,” Akram stated.

“We need to be clear about what the ICC guidelines say regarding his ban before we can move forward. We know that he can’t practice with the team before his ban comes to an end,” he added.

Earlier, it was reported that Shakib will resume his training in his alma mater, the BKSP facility at Dhaka‘s district Savar from September

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Shakib Al Hasan Will Start Training In Bangladesh From September 2020

Shakib Al Hasan will start training in Bangladesh in September. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib will resume his training in his alma mater, the BKSP facility at Dhaka‘s district Savar. He is currently under the International Cricket council’s one-year suspension for breaching their anti-corruption code.

But he is eyeing his international comeback after being banned from all formats of cricket since 29th of October after accepting the charges of breaching the anti-corruption code of ICC.

Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Shakib Al Hasan will be available from October 29, 2020, for Bangladesh

For a decade, he has featured in ICC’s no 1 all-rounder in all three formats of the game. Shakib became the first cricketer to score 600 runs and take 10 wickets in a single World Cup. He achieved the feat in the 2019 World Cup.

“Shakib will come to the BKSP next month where he will have coaches and trainers available. We are functional as the coaches are all residing within the campus, so we can work with him well. Shakib will have everything at his disposal,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Hasan’s mentor Nazmul Abedin as saying.

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket team, ICC World Cup 2019, Shakib Al Hasan in ICC World Cup 2019
Shakib Al Hasan | Photo Credit: AP

Shakib Al Hasan will resume playing cricket for Bangladesh on October 29, 2020. Shakib Al Hasan is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the world of all time. Promoted to No.3 at the 2019 World Cup, he had a platform to showcase the true extent of his batting skill, and he did so with distinction, accumulating 606 runs at an average of 86.57 while striking at 96.03.

He also picked up 11 wickets at 36.27 with an economy rate of well under 5 and a half. While the campaign eventually turned out to be a modest one for Bangladesh – they finish eighth on the points table with just three wins, Shakib Al Hasan always had an inkling that he’d do well personally.

Abedin and Salahuddin have been major influences in the career of Shakib

One of Shakib’s earliest coaches and mentor Abedin is also the cricket advisor at BKSP where he has also worked for several years as the chief coach. He was also Bangladesh Cricket Board’s game development manager for several years before accepting his new role at BKSP.

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo report, Shakib, who is currently in the United States with his family, has often depended upon Abedin and Mohammad Salahuddin, both of whom have been BKSP chief cricket coaches, have been major influences in Shakib’s cricket career.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/GettyImages)

Shakib Al Hasan is the fastest all-rounder to score 5000 ODI runs and take 200 ODI wickets. He became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 500 international wickets and the second Bangladesh batsman to score 10,000 international runs.

The southpaw played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2011 till 2017. He is the first and only cricketer to be ranked no.1 all-rounder by ICC in their rankings in all three formats in 2015


Teams With Most Whitewash Series Wins in Tests

Test Cricket has always been challenging forms of cricket. Well, maintaining, consistency, commitment has been the features that determine a player and a particular team’s calibre in Test cricket. The longest version of the game has provided some nail-biting moments when it comes to rivalries between some of the best teams across the globe.

These teams took pride in their performances which gave the fans some ultimate moments to relish.  In this piece, we are about to discuss teams who have registered the most number of whitewash series wins in Test cricket. These teams have maintained remarkable consistency with their resolve and temperament, which enabled them to record the most number of whitewash series wins.

It is also because these teams executed their plans as per the strengths of their opponents which gave them an edge over their opponents. It was simply amazing how some teams maintained their winning run, but it was the commitment to the field that gave them the upper hand.

We take a look at the eight teams who registered most whitewash series wins in Tests.

# 1 Australia (23 wins):

Teams With Most Whitewash Series Wins in Tests 1
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Australia is the team which tops the list with the most number of whitewash wins. The Baggy Greens have registered 23 whitewash wins in test cricket. Australia has always been the most dominating and successful team in test cricket.

The Kangaroos latest whitewash was against New Zealand this year when they won with a 3-0 margin at home. Marnus Labuchagne was the man of the series. Australia registered four whitewash wins over England (1920-21 with a 5-0 scoreline), (1979-80 with a 3-0 scoreline), (2006-07 with a 5-0 scoreline), (2013-14 with a 5-0 scoreline).

Australia has registered three white was series wins over South Africa (5-0 in 1931-32, 3-0 in 2001-02, 3-0 in 2005-06). Australia has registered two whitewash series wins over India (3-0 in 1967-68, 1999-00 and 4-0 in 2011-12). Australia has registered six whitewash series wins over Pakistan in 1972-73, 1999-00, 2002-03, 2004-05,2009-10, 2016-17 (all with a 3-0 scoreline).

Australia has registered three whitewash series wins over Sri-Lanka (in 1995-96, 2003-04, 2012-13). Australia completed two whitewash series wins over west-indies (1999-00 with a 5-0 scoreline and in 2005-06 with a 3-0 scoreline).

# 2 England (13 wins):

England, Jack Leach, Moeen Ali
England cricket team (Image Credit: Google)

The three lions have always showcased their class and supremacy in test cricket with some accomplished performances. England registered its last whitewash series win over Sri-Lanka in 2018-19 with a 3-0 scoreline when debutant Ben Foakes was adjudged man of the series.

England registered four whitewash series wins over New Zealand (1962-63, 1965,1978, 2004) with a 3-0 scoreline. England registered three whitewash series wins over India 3 times (5-0 in 1959, 3-0 in 1967, 4-0 in 2011). England also registered two whitewash series wins over West-Indies (3-0 in 1928 and 4-0 in 2004).

England registered whitewash series wins over South Africa in 1895-96 and 1912 both with a 3-0 scoreline. England registered its whitewash series win over arch-rivals Australia in 1886 with a 3-0 scoreline.

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