Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan said it’s great to be recognised by the ICC after he found a place in the ICC ODI Team of the year 2021.
Bangladesh has a total of three players in the team— Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman have also featured in the team along with Shakib.
No other nation has as many members in the ICC ODI Team of the Year which was announced on Thursday.
“This is a very positive sign for our cricket. It feels really good to be recognised by the ICC,” Shakib told the media after his BPL team Fortune Barishal’s training session on Thursday at the BCB Academy Ground.
Earlier, Mustafizur was named in the ICC T20 Team of the Year 2021. He was the only Bangladeshi in the T20 team.
ICC, on Thursday, also announced the ICC Test Team of the Year. However, no Bangladeshi were featured in the Test which came as a reflection of Bangladesh’s poor show in the format.
Meanwhile, Shakib along with other Bangladeshi cricketers are all set to take part in BPL which is set to begin on Friday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
A total of six teams are taking part in this season of BPL— Chattogram Challengers, Comilla Victorians, Fortune Barishal, Khulna Tigers, Minister Group Dhaka, and Sylhet Sunrisers.
This year’s BPL will be played in three different venues in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet.