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Shakib Al Hasan

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Full Name: Shakib Al Hasan
Born: March 24 1987 , Magura, Jessore
Country: Bangladesh
Other teams: Bangladesh A, nts, Dhaka Gladiators, Khulna Division, Kolkata Knight Riders, Worcestershire, Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tride
Test debut: Bangladesh v India, Chittagong, May 18-22 2007
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, Harare, Aug 6 2006
T20 debut: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Khulna, Nov 28 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


Very few cricketers have had the kind of impact on the fortunes of cricket in their country as Shakib, one of Bangladesh’s best all-rounders ever. Indeed, he is often hailed as their best cricketer of all time, and has helped raise the country’s sporting profile, especially when he became one of the first from Bangladesh to play county cricket, turning out for Worcestershire in 2010 and 2011. On the field, Shakib has the ability to turn a game on its head single-handedly, especially with his slow left-arm spin bowling. Shakib made his debut in a one-day international against Zimbabwe...

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