Also known as Saqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan executes the task of a cricketer by left hand. In other words, he is a left-handed bowler as well as batsman playing for national team of Bangladesh. Apart from this, he plays for Bangladesh A, Khulna Division, and Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.
Shakib Al Hasan entered the world of cricket on 18th of May, 2007 as a test player against India. This 5-day match was held at Chittagong till 22nd of May (2007). In the first innings, he bowled 13 over’s 2 maidens, and gave away 23 runs. As a batsman, he made 27 runs in 49 balls. The strike rate was 55.1. However, he was not brought to either bat or bowl in the second innings. The end result of this match was ‘Draw’.
Shakib Al Hasan got the opportunity to play One Day International on 6th of August, 2006 against Zimbabwe. The good news was that he finished his first ODI on a winning streak; as Bangladesh had won it by 8 wickets; that too, with 32 balls to spare. Shakib Al Hasan has been lucky enough in terms of T20I as well. He played his first T20I on 28th of November, 2006 at Khulna Divisional Stadium against Zimbabwe. This match was also won by Bangladesh. Out of total score of 166, 26 had come from Shakib’s bat. The strike rate was 92.85. He was also successful in taking a wicket in this match.
As of now, Shakib Al Hasan has played 26 Test matches, 126 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. The number of runs scored in these matches are 1630, 3635 and 214; and the numbers of wickets taken are 96, 160, and 21 respectively. The highest score in ODIs has been 134* till date.