Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Player To Watch Out For

Updated: 07 June 2019 16:09 IST

Shakib Al Hasan has been one of the mainstays for Bangladeshi cricket for a long time and World Cup 2019 is another platform he needs to excel on.

Cricket World Cup 2019: England vs Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Player To Watch Out For
Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets and scored a fine half-century against New Zealand on Wednesday © AFP

Bangladesh cricket has been synonymous with all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for a long time. The former Bangladesh captain has been in the thick of things for a long time and the World Cup 2019 is another platform where he will need to deliver if Bangladesh are to entertain any thoughts of making the grade beyond the league stages. Shakib was in action with a fine 75 against South Africa as Bangladesh got off to a fine start. He then scored 64 against New Zealand and also picked up two wickets, even though Bangladesh lost a close match.

Shakib Al Hasan made his One-day International debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in August, 2006.

He has played a round 200 ODIs so far and as batsman (188 innings) he has scored 5856 runs with an economy of 36.14 and a strike rate of 81.76. Shakib has seven ODI centuries and 44 half-centuries, with a best of 134 not out.

As a bowler (197 innings) Shakib has amassed 252 wickets at an economy of 4.44 and strike rate of 40.4. His best figures are 5/47.

Highlights
  • Shakib scored 64 and took two wickets against New Zealand.
  • The all-rounder scored 75 against South Africa to start the World Cup.
  • Shakib will look to continue his form against England at Cardiff.
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