Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan reaches 7000-run milestone in ODIs
Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has completed 7000 runs in ODIs. He achieved the milestone during the first ODI of the three-match series against Ireland in Sylhet today, when he scored 24 runs. Shakib took 228 matches and 216 innings to score 7000 runs in ODIs, becoming the second Bangladeshi batsman after Tamim Iqbal to reach this feat. Read more: BAN vs IRE 1st ODI 2023: Match Preview During his ODI career, Shakib has scored nine centuries and 52 half-centuries, and has also taken 300 wickets in the same format. In addition, Shakib is the third player to score over 7000 runs and take 300 or more wickets in ODIs, after Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan. Ireland won the toss in the first match of the series and opted to bat first. In Sylhet, Bangladesh played four ODIs earlier and won all of those matches. Read More: Bangladesh vs Ireland Series 2023 Preview: Schedule, Fixtures, Team
ENG v BAN: Virtuoso show from Shakib spares Tigers' blushes in 3rd ODI
Bangladesh claimed victory over England by 50 runs to avoid a whitewash at home in the third and final match of the three-match ODI series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Monday. Premier all rounder Shakib Al Hasan hit a breezy 75 to guide the Tigers' innings and then scalped four wickets to help the hosts recover some morale after losing the first two matches and the series. With his fourth wicket, Shakib became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 300 or more wickets in ODIs. Winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal elected to bat first. However, his decision backfired as Litton Das was dismissed for a duck in the very first over. Tamim himself couldn't last long as he was caught by James Vince off Sam Curran after scoring just 11 runs off 6 balls. But Najmul Hossain Shanto steadied the ship with a patient knock of 53 off 71 balls. In the third wicket stand, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shanto added 98 runs, helping the hosts recover from the early damage. However, Shanto lost his wicket while running late for a single. Read more: Shakib reaches 300 ODI wickets Mushfiqur ended up on 70, while Shakib made 75 runs off 71 balls with seven fours. Bangladesh posted a total of 246 for all wickets in 48.5 overs, riding on their batting effort. Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, and Mehdiy Hasan Miraz failed to do well in this match. For England, Jofra Archer scalped three wickets while Sam Curran and Adil Rashid took two wickets each. In reply, England's openers, Jason Roy and Phil Salt, got off to a good start, adding 54 runs for the first wicket. But Shakib struck thrice in quick succession, removing both openers and James Vince, reducing England to 55 for 3. Sam Curran and Jos Buttler then put up a fight with a partnership of 47 runs. However, Mehidy Hasan Miraz ended Curran's resistance as he was caught for 23 runs. Buttler then fell lbw to Taijul Islam for 26, and England's hopes of a victory were all but over. Chris Woakes was the only batsman who showed some resistance in the late order with a fighting knock of 34 runs off 46 balls. However, he was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman in the 44th over, and England were eventually bowled out for 196 runs in 43.1 overs. Shakib was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, finishing with figures of 4 for 35 in his 10 overs. Ebadot Hossain and Taijul Islam also picked up two wickets each. Read more: Bangladesh Bat First in 3rd ODI vs England in Bid to Avoid Clean Sweep The teams will now face each other in a three-match T20I series. The first match will be played in Chattogram on March 9, while the last two matches will take place in Dhaka on March 12 and 14.
Malan century guides England home as Tigers bemoan batting woes
Dawid Malan took centre stage as England clinched a three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first ODI of their three-match series. The southpaw showcased his impeccable form, scoring his fourth ODI century. Also, this was Malan's second consecutive ton in the ODIs. After the match, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said his team should have put at least 30-35 more runs on the board to make things tougher for the tourists. He also bemoaned losing quick wickets in the middle overs. Read more: Bangladesh fight back as Shakib, Taijul scalp wickets Chasing 210, England lost their openers to Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam. And at the 38.5-over mark, they had lost seven wickets and still needed 49 runs to win. All eyes were on Malan, who was the only recognised batter left for the tourists. But with Adil Rashid's composed batting, they put on an unbeaten partnership of 51 and sealed the match for the visitors. Bangladesh's Taijul Isalm, who played his first ODI at home in three years, managed to bag three wickets but conceded 5.4 runs per over. Also, Mehidy Hasan Miraz scalped two wickets.
Tamim-Shakib Clash: How ready Bangladesh are to face England
The England national team is ready to compete in three 'One Day Internationals' and three Twenty20 matches. The first match is scheduled to take place on March 1. Right before the series, there was speculation surrounding a clash between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. This raises a question about Bangladesh’s preparation and rhythm in the team before the BAN vs ENG ODI Series 2023. Tamim Shakib Clash Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal are two influential stars in the country's cricket based on performance and seniority. The environment of the team's dressing room also depends on them. Ahead of the upcoming England series, everyone is dreaming about the series win. But if the internal environment of the team is not good, it is sure to affect the match. That is why the Shakib-Tamim relationship is again in discussion. Board President Nazmul Hasan Papon has also opened up about this. The rivalry between Shakib and Tamim has intensified in recent times. Both Shakib and Tamim appeared at an event a couple of weeks ago. But they were not seen talking to each other there, which did not escape the attention of Tiger fans. After that, the issue became a topic of discussion on social media. However, the relationship between the two is not unknown to Papon. He also tried to solve it. Read More: BAN vs ENG ODI Series 2023: Top Players to Watch Speaking to sports media, Cricbuzz, the BCB President, said the Bangladesh team’s dressing room environment is not good due to grouping issues. And the clash between Tamim and Shakib works as a catalyst for that. However, BCB president Papon has spoken to both of them and understands that it is not easy to resolve the issues between them at this moment. Nazmul Hasan Paonon conveyed that we don't know what is going on between them, but in the match or series, their personal problem should not affect the field performance. Later they both promised to comply. The relationship between Shakib and Tamim has been quite bitter for a long time. They talk to each other on the field if needed. But it is limited to the field. There is not a word between the two outside the field. And Bangladeshi cricketers are also facing trouble because of this. However, Tamim assured that these issues would have any effect on the field. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Bangladesh ODI Squad Analysis How Ready Are Bangladesh Squad to Face England? Right before the England-Bangladesh series, Papon pointed out the grouping issue inside the Bangladesh cricket team. And this grouping is currently the biggest problem in Bangladesh cricket, and this is the reality. Other than that, everything seems to be fine. This issue raises the question that whether the Bangladesh team are ready to give their best against England. Well, Bangladesh cricket team captain Tamim Iqbal is hopeful for a series win. Left-handed opener Tamim did not directly deny the issue of his relationship with Shakib. However, he claims that it has no effect on the team. He emphasized that nothing else matters except what takes place during the game. ODI captain Tamim has clearly said that everything is fine on the field; it doesn't matter what happens outside the field. At a press conference prior to the England series, Tamim made such a claim. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Key ODI Records, Who Holds Advantage in Records So Far However, Tamim denies the grouping issue. He pointed out that whenever the team did not play well, some people rumored the grouping issue. But he didn't see grouping in the teams even 16 years ago. He didn't see it even 10 years ago. However, he has not been with the team for the last 6 months. But he claims that he still sees everyone doing well and doesn’t see groupings within groups. Hence, the Bangladesh team is ready to face England. To support his claim, Tamim talked about the result of the recent series of Bangladesh, as the team won most of the games. He also claimed that, When Shakib and Tamim take the field, if they both give their best, nothing else matters. Read More: Bangladesh vs England ODI Series 2023 Preview: Schedule, Fixtures, Team Bangladesh’s most recent win was the series at home against India in December, although Tamim Iqbal did not play. Last year, Bangladesh won the ODI series against Afghanistan, South Africa, West Indies, and India, only losing a series against Zimbabwe. So, it is expected that the Bangladesh team will continue their good performance. Bottom Line Bangladesh's ODI squad has already started training under Chandika Hathurusingha, who is back as the coach of Bangladesh for the second time. However, Shakib Al Hasan has not joined the training yet due to a family issue. Although there are various discussions about the relationship between Shakib and Tamim, the two biggest stars of Bangladesh cricket at this moment, the impression of that relationship was not seen on the field. Rather, Shakib and Tamim were seen talking or celebrating the team's victory at various times on the field. Even in the last match of the three-match series against South Africa in 2022, Shakib and Tamim hugged each other and left the field smiling after securing victory by the wicket. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: England Squad Analysis Keeping aside the Tamim Shakib issue Bangladesh team is getting prepared to face England in the upcoming BAN vs ENG ODI Series 2023.
'When Shakib and I step onto the field, nothing else holds importance for us': Tamim
Tamim Iqbal's first press conference in months ahead of a crucial ODI series against England at home, which is also part of the World Cup Super League, was expected to focus on cricket. However, the captain ended up addressing his relationship with teammate Shakib Al Hasan, who leads Bangladesh in Tests and T20Is. Prior to Tamim's media appearance on Sunday, the president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nazmul Hasan, spoke openly about the "unhealthy state" of Bangladesh's dressing room, as he indicated, due to the "strained" relationship between Tamim and Shakib. Read more: England Men's Cricket Team Arrives Dhaka for White Ball Series Tamim did not deny the authenticity of the speculation and refrained from playing down the issue, but emphasized that on-field performance takes priority over off-field issues. “When Shakib and I step onto the field wearing the Bangladesh jersey, nothing else holds importance for us. Our sole focus is to represent Bangladesh to the best of our abilities and play with utmost dedication,” he said. The BCB president had attempted to resolve the "dispute" between the two players but found it challenging, he said in the interview with Cricbuzz, a cricket website based in India. There are also rumors of factions emerging in the dressing room centered around Shakib and Tamim, which Tamim denied experiencing before. “I’ve been playing for the Bangladesh team for the last 16 years, and this grouping thing comes up when the Bangladesh team fail to live up to the expectations,” Tamim said. Read more: Will Jacks added to England squad to replace injured Tom Abell “I've heard about rumors of grouping culture in the past, but I have never experienced it in the dressing room. As I was out of the national team for the last six months, I am not aware of any recent emergence of such culture,” he added. The Bangladesh ODI captain responded diplomatically to the repetitive questions, stating that he and Shakib are willing to help each other when needed, particularly in terms of their captaincy roles. Tamim's main priority remains to perform well for Bangladesh and lead the team to success. “This is a special series, and we are focusing to do well,” Tamim replied to one of a few questions about cricket.
BCB announces new national contract for 2023
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a new national contract for the year 2023, comprising of 21 players. Four new players- Khaled Ahmed, Zakir Hasan, Musaddek Hossain Saikot, and Hasan Mahmud- have been included in the contract. The contract will be valid until December 31, 2023. However, four players- Shadman Islam, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, and Mohammad Naim- have been omitted from the previous contract announced in 2022. Read more: BCB announces new central contract with Shakib in all formats BCB National Contract 2023: All format: Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Taksin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz; For Test and ODI: Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim; For Test and T20Is: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nurul Hasan Shohan; Only Test: Mominul Haque, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossian, Khaled Ahmed, Zakir Hasan; Only ODI: Mahmudullah Riyad; ODI and T20Is: Mustafizur Rahman, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam; Only T20Is: Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Hasan Mahmud. Read more: BCB announces new central contracts
Shakib lands in hot water yet again
The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) continues to generate discouraging headlines, with Shakib Al Hasan taking the lead in typical fashion. Most recently, Shakib violated regulations by entering the playing field during the contest between his team Fortune Barishal and Rangpur Riders, on Tuesday. The BPL authority took a stern action this time, imposing a fine of 15% of their match fees on the players who were found to have breached the Code of Conduct. Due to Shakib's transgression, the match was briefly halted while the on-field umpires spent some time attempting to persuade Shakib to return to the dugout. The incident took place ahead of Barishal’s innings in reply to Rangpur’s first innings. Barishal’s opener Chaturanga de Silva, a left-handed batter, took the strike to open the batting for Rangpur as Rakibul Hasan, the left-arm spinner, was about to bowl. But seeing Chaturanga taking the strike, Nurul Hasan, the Rangpur captain, changed the bowler bringing Mahidy Hasan, a right-handed spinner, assuming that a right-spinner could do well against a right-handed batter. Read more: “If I were CEO of BPL, it’d take me 1 or 2 months to make necessary changes”: Shakib But the Barishal openers, Chaturanga and Anamul Haque, decided to change their end, prompting Nurul to change the bowler again. And at this stage, Shakib entered the field and went to the umpires to clarify his point. It was a clear violation of role— a batting team player cannot just enter the field whenever he wants without the approval of the umpires. At the conclusion of the match day, the BCB issued a punishment to Shakib and the other players involved in the incident. A BCB release said: “Shakib and Nurul were both found in breach of Article 2.4 of the BCB Code of Conduct for Players, which refers to disobeying an umpire’s instruction during a match.” It also read that: “Anamul, meanwhile, was penalized for a breach of Article 2.8 of the BCB Code of Conduct for Players for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.” BCB confirmed that in addition to the fines, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of each player. Read more: BCB has no answers to Shakib's truth bombs on BPL It was just one instance of the many unfortunate incidents that occurred during the ongoing season of BPL, involving the country's best cricketer, Shakib.
“If I were CEO of BPL, it’d take me 1 or 2 months to make necessary changes”: Shakib
When there is silence over the management of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) ahead of its ninth season kick-off on Friday in Dhaka, Shakib Al Hasan has slammed the governing authority, saying he could have solved all the issues if he were the CEO of BPL. A total of seven teams will be competing in this year's BPL. Each team is allowed to field a maximum of four foreign players per match; however, teams are uncertain about their ability to do so, as most foreign players are not arriving before the tournament commences, with some joining after a few matches, some leaving after a few games, and some returning in between. Shakib said this “mess” is happening because of poor and inefficient management. “If I am given the CEO role, I am confident I can make changes. I anticipate that it will take a maximum of one to two months to implement the necessary changes to fix everything,” Shakib responded to the question of what he would have done if he was the CEO. Shakib was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of a global oil company, and he was the one-day CEO of this company. He talked to the media today. Read more: The times Shakib Al Hasan found himself in controversies “A do-it-yourself situation,” Shakib hinted at the management of BPL. “This makes our Dhaka Premier League (DPL) better than BPL as the teams in DPL can prepare themselves a few months before the league.” The BCB is failing to implement DRS technology from the beginning of BPL. However, the board has stated that DRS will be available for the play-off phase of the tournament. As of January 4, it remains uncertain who will be broadcasting the most prestigious cricket event in Bangladesh, and what revenue the BCB will be able to generate from the broadcast rights. Shakib believes that BCB has failed to adequately market the BPL, which he considers to be a major shortcoming of the board. Read more: Shakib Al Hasan shines in Caribbean Premier League “When a player performs well in the Big Bash, PSL, or CPL, they are rewarded with a chance to join the national team. However, the BPL has not gained the same level of attention, which is disheartening,” Shakib said.
Dhaka Test: Bangladesh facing tough challenge on day 3 vs India
Bangladesh are facing a tough challenge in the Dhaka Test match against India. In their second innings, they went to lunch on day three four wickets down for 71 runs, still trailing India by 16 runs. India responded with 314 in their first innings, securing an 87-run lead over Bangladesh’s first innings of 227. Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam demonstrated remarkable bowling performances with four wickets each. Bangladesh openers Najmul Hossain Shanto and Zakir Hasan remained unbeaten with seven runs on the board at the end of day two. Read more: Dhaka Test: India secure 87-run 1st innings lead after day two In the morning session of day three, Ravichandran Ashwin sent back Shanto for 5. The destruction did not end there as Mominul Haque, Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim followed suit soon after, with scores of 13, 5 and 9, respectively. While others failed to hold on, Zakir faced more than 96 balls and scored 37 runs. Right before lunch, Liton Das came in to pair up with Zakir. Now, the onus is on them to bat as long as possible in order to offer India tough fourth innings.
IPL 2023: Shakib, Litton roped in by KKR
Bangladesh Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan, along with the stylish yet destructive Litton Kumer Das, a top order bat who can also keep wickets, have been signed by Kolkata Knight Riders for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), in an auction held Friday. While Shakib is a familiar figure in the IPL, Litton has received his inaugural call to the highly lucrative T20 tournament. Shakib, one of the best allrounders of the current age, went unsold when his name was first called at Friday's auction. Despite his reputation, no team showed interest in signing him. However, Kolkata picked him up for INR 1.5 crores when his name was called again. Litton also found his home with the team owned by Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, going for INR 50 lakhs. Litton scored 1388 runs with eight fifties in 65 T20I matches he played for Bangladesh. In domestic level T20s, he played 160 matches and scored 3443 runs with the highest score of 78 not out. Undoubtedly what made the difference for him this time is the blazing assault he launched against the Indian attack when Bangladesh and India squared off in October's ICC T20 World Cup. Opening the innings for the Tigers after India had posted a stiff target of 186 to win for their smaller neighbours, Das threatened to take the game away from the Indians with a 21-ball 50: the second-fastest by a Bangladeshi batsman in T20Is, next to Mohd. Ashraful, who did it off 20 balls against the West Indies. Read more: Four Bangladeshi Cricketers to Compete in IPL 2023 Auction Once Das was unluckily run out for a memorable 60 off just 27 balls, featuring seven hits to the fence and three that went over it, Bangladesh's hopes in that game quickly faded. Shakib's IPL performance over the span of 2011-2021 has been decent during this period, he played a total of 71 matches for two teams— Kolkata and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has scored a total of 793 runs with the highest score of 66*, and a batting average of 19.82. He took 63 wickets with the best bowling of 3/17 and an average of 29.19. He has yet to take a five-wicket haul in IPL. The other Bangladeshi player who will play in the next IPL is Mustafizur Rahman. The Delhi Capitals retain the left-arm pacer. Read more: IPL 2022: Favourites to Reach the Playoffs