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Shakib Al Hasan
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Magura, Khulna
Test: 2007 - current
ODI: 2006 - current
T20: 2006 - current
Bangladesh (Country)

Shakib Al Hasan: Lionheareted and fearless allrounder

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Premier Bangladeshi allrounder and skipper

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is a left-arm spinner and talented batsman, who ensured his place in the Bangladesh squad for the U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka with a blistering performance in the final of the tri-nations U-19 ODI tournament in Bangladesh. Firstly, he took 3 for 39 in the Sri Lankan innings and then scored 100 to guide Bangladesh to victory.

Although primarily selected for his bowling, he has shown great potential with the bat. As well as the century, he has scored two half-centuries and has an Afridi-style strike rate of more than 106. Hasan made his one-day debut in the final match against Zimbabwe in July 2006. He scored an unbeaten 30 and helped steer Bangladesh to victory.

Since then Hasan has proved to be an asset to his team. He scored his maiden ODI hundred, against Canada in a tri-series before the 2007 World Cup and a year later hit his first against a better attack - Pakistan's. His bowling has been penetrative and economical and his partnership with fellow left-armer Abdur Razzak has been a bonus for Bangladesh. Shakib rattled New Zealand with 7 for 36 in the 2008 Chittagong Test, which till date are the best figures by a Bangladesh bowler in an innings. His sensational batting took Bangladesh to their first ever tri-series final, against Sri Lanka, the following year. He's one of the most valuable and consistent performers in the team.

His best moment in the Test arena, till date, came when he led Bangladesh to their first-ever overseas Test series win, albeit against a second-string West Indies. Standing in for the injured captain Mashrafe Mortaza, Shakib slammed an unbeaten 96 in Grenada and also picked up the Man-of-the-Series prize for his 13 wickets.

Source: Cricinfo Staff

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