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Shakib in 2018
Personal information
Born (1987-04-24) 24 April 1987 (age 36)
Magura, Khulna, Bangladesh
Nickname Moyna, Faysal
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All Rounder
International information
Test debut 18 May 2007 v India
Last Test 29 June 2022 v West Indies
ODI debut 6 August 2006 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 23 March 2022 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 75
T20I debut 27 November 2006 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I 6 November 2022 v Pakistan
T20I shirt no. 75
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–present Khulna Division
2010–2011 Worcestershire
2011–2017; 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders
2011–2017 Barbados Tridents
2013, 2021 Jamaica Tallawahs
2016–2019 Dhaka Dynamites
2018–2019 Sunrisers Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 59 221 96 95
Runs scored 4,029 6,755 1,908 5,944
Batting average 39.50 37.73 22.44 37.38
100s/50s 5/26 9/50 0/9 8/36
Top score 217 134* 84 217
Balls bowled 13,529 11,351 2,127 19,679
Wickets 215 285 119 315
Bowling average 31.30 29.47 19.88 30.17
5 wickets in innings 18 3 1 23
10 wickets in match 2 0 0 2
Best bowling 7/36 5/29 5/20 7/32
Catches/stumpings 25/– 52/– 22/– 48/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 November 2022
Shakib Al Hasan
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  Bangladesh
Asian Games
Bronze 2014 Incheon Team

Shakib Al Hasan (Bengali: সাকিব আল হাসান; born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi cricketer and current captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team in Tests and T20Is. He plays for Barishal in domestic cricket as an All-rounder. He is currently the ranked 1 All-rounder in ODI cricket. He is often considered one of the best cricket players of his era and arguably the greatest all-rounder of this generation He is known for his aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling .He was ranked 90th most famous athlete in the world by ESPN. As of 2022, he becomes the most wicket taker in T20 World Cup.

Shakib Al Hasan made his test debut in 2007 against India. His breakthrough came in the Test against New Zealand in Chittagong in 2008. He picked up 7/36, which to date is the best figure by a Bangladeshi bowler. In the 2012 Asia Cup, Shakib scored 237 runs, including three fifties, and took six wickets. Bangladesh progressed to the tournament's final for the first time, where they lost to Pakistan by two runs. Shakib Al Hasan received many awards for his performance in the game. He was awarded the Player of the Tournament award in the 2019 Cricket World Cup for hitting back to back centuries and half-centuries for his country. He ended up as the 3rd most run-scorer in the tournament with 606 runs in total. He has received 31 man-of-the-match awards and 16 man-of-the-series awards in all formats. Currently, he holds the 3rd most Player of the tournament awards in all forms after Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.Between 2009 and 2022, he captained the Bangladesh cricket team in 85 matches across all three formats.

Shakib is a vital cog in Bangladesh's line-up as a genuine all-rounder. He has been a consistent performer for his country over the years. Shakib is the most controversial figure in Bangladesh's cricket history, always making at the top of the headlines. He is the most followed person on facebook, twitter and other social media platforms in Bangladesh, with more than 20 million followers in total. As of March 2022, Shakib holds the record for the most men's Twenty20 International wickets.

Early years and youth cricket

Born in Magura, Khulna, Shakib started playing cricket at an early age. According to Prothom Alo sports editor Utpal Shuvro, Shakib "was fairly proficient at cricket and was often hired to play for different villages and teams". In one of those matches Shakib batted aggressively and bowled fast, as he usually did, but also chose to experiment with spin bowling which proved to be not so effective. He was picked to play for Islampur and took a wicket with his first ball; it was his first delivery with a proper cricket ball, having previously played with a taped tennis ball. He spent six months training at Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan, a government-run sports institute.

Shakib played his debut Under-17 match against UAE Under-17s in 2003 in the ACC Under-17 Cup where he got a bowling figure of 3–18 in 8 overs (with 2 maiden overs).

In May 2004, at the age of 17, Shakib made his first-class debut for Khulna where he got a bowling figure of 0/116 of 30 overs in the 1st innings and 3/92 of 28 overs in the 2nd innings. He also scored 13 of 11 with three 4s in the 1st innings and 16 of 43 in the 2nd innings. His 1st first-class wicket was Rakibul Hasan.

Shakib first represented Bangladesh at the Under-19 level in November 2005 in the 2005 Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup against India Under-19. In his debut he scored 24 of 23 balls with four 4s and also achieving a bowling figure of 2/26 in 10 overs with 2 maidens by taking his first wicket of Tanmay Srivastava. In the tournament, Shakib played 5 matches scoring 138 runs at an average of 38.50 and getting 5 wickets at an average of 25.20. On 30 November 2005, 15-years-old Shakib guided Bangladesh to a four-wicket win over England in the opening match of the tri-nation Under-19 tournament (involving England and Sri Lanka) with his 82 of 62. During the final of a tri-nation tournament, Shakib scored an 86-ball century and took three wickets to lead his team to victory. In his 18 youth One Day Internationals, he has scored 563 runs at an average of 35.18 with three 50s and one 100 and a high score of 100 and took 22 wickets at an average of 20.18 with an economy of 3.68 and a best figure of 4/34.

On 1 January 2005, Shakib made his first class debut in the match between Bangladesh Cricket Board President's XI and Zimbabweans where he scored 14 of 14 in the 1st innings and 15 of 66 in the 2nd innings. He also got bowling figure of 0/133 in 32 overs. In February 2005, Shakib got his 1st first-class international wicket by dismissing Vusimuzi Sibanda and five-wicket haul playing against Zimbabwe A.

Domestic and T20 franchise cricket

National Cricket League

Since 2004, Shakib has played for Khulna in the National Cricket League.

In 2004–05 season of the tournament, Shakib played just 3 matches since his debut in May 2004, at the age of 17. He scored 129 runs at an average of 25.80 with a high score of 54. He also got 16 wickets at an average of 27.87 with a best bowling figure of 6/79 in an innings and 9/114 in a match.

In the 2006–07 season, he played just 2 matches scoring 51 runs at an average 17.00 with a high score of 23. He bowled only in 1 innings where he bowled 4 overs of 9 runs with 1 maiden over without any wicket.

Shakib has played 14 matches scoring 933 runs at an average of 40.43 with three 100s and a high score of 129. He also got 31 wickets at an average of 33.16 with 1 5-wicket haul.

English County Cricket

County Championship

Having signed a contract in November 2009, Shakib joined up with Worcestershire, playing the second division of the County Championship, in July 2010. He was the first Bangladeshi to represent a county side. Shakib was forced to delay by the BCB for the beginning of his spell as Worcestershire's overseas player. While playing for Worcestershire, he took his best first-class bowling figures of 7/32 against Middlesex. In eight first-class matches he scored 358 runs at 25.57 (with one score over 50) and took 35 wickets at 22.37, as Worcestershire secured promotion to the first division at the end of the season.

After the 2011 IPL, Shakib returned to Worcestershire for seven weeks. He played a single County Championship match as his time with the team coincided with the 2011 Friends Life t20, but in that match, he took seven wickets and passed 3,000 runs in first-class cricket.

Shakib played five List-A matches for Worcestershire, scoring 187 at an average of 37.40 (including two half-centuries) and taking 9 wickets at 17.77.

Friends Life t20

Worcestershire finished fifth out of nine teams in their group for the T20 competition, failing to qualify for the quarter-finals. From 12 matches Shakib took 19 wickets, finishing as the club's leading wicket-taker, equal with seam bowler Gareth Andrew. He also scored 110 runs at an average of 9.16.

Shakib signed for Leicestershire as their second overseas club, joining Australian Joe Burns for their Twenty 20 campaign. Shakib played in 10 matches scoring 146 runs at an average of 18.25 with a top score of 43* in the 7 wicket win over Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge. He also got 9 wickets at an average of 27.00 with an economy of 6.50 and a best bowling figure of 2/7 in the 10 wicket win over Yorkshire.

Indian Premier League

Although Shakib was part of the auction of players held the following month for the 2009 Indian Premier League, Shakib was not chosen by any of the eight teams and no bids were made for him despite being rated as the world's highest-ranked ODI all-rounder at the time. His teammate Mashrafe Mortaza, who was bought in the auction by the Kolkata Knight Riders, said "I would have been a lot happier if Shakib had got a team because he truly deserved it for his sensational form with the bat and ball". Shakib had no buyers in the 2010 IPL auction as well, which was very surprising considering his stature in international cricket at the time.

For the 2011 Indian Premier League, Shakib was contracted by Kolkata Knight Riders for US$425,000. He made his debut in the tournament on 15 April 2011 in a match against Rajasthan Royals. He claimed two wickets in the match, first that of Amit Paunikar and then Shane Watson, but did not get the chance to bat as his team only lost a wicket, winning by 9 wickets. KKR were knocked out in the semi-finals of the competition; Shakib played in seven matches, taking 11 wickets at an average of 15.90, and finished as KKR's third-highest wicket-taker.

In the 15th Match of the 2012 IPL against Rajasthan Royals, Shakib got a bowling figure of 3–17 which is still his best in his IPL career. KKR won their maiden title in the final against CSK where Shakib contributed with a crucial cameo.

In the 2014 Indian Premier League, Shakib was retained by KKR for a league fee of INR 2.80 crore. In the competition, he scored 227 runs in 11 innings at a strike rate of 149.34; his best being a 60 off 38 balls. He also achieved 11 wickets in 13 matches at an economy of 6.68 and an average of 30.36. His all-round performance was instrumental in KKR's title win. For his performances in 2014, he was named as the 12th man in the Cricinfo IPL XI.

In the 2015 IPL, Shakib played only four matches scoring 36 runs at an average of 12 with 23 being his highest score and picking up four wickets at an average of 30.75 and gave away 8.78 runs per over with his best bowling figures of 2/22 against Mumbai Indians.

In the 38th match of the 2016 IPL, Shakib combined with Yusuf Pathan put on an unbroken 134 run partnership against the Gujarat Lions, the highest for the fifth wicket in all IPL's. Shakib scored 66*, his best score so far in his IPL career, went in vain as Gujarat Lions won the match by 5 wickets.

In the 2017 Indian Premier League, Shakib played his only home match against Gujarat Lions where he scored 1* and returned with bowling figures of 0/31 in that match. He left the tournament midway to play a tri-series in Ireland for the build-up of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Shakib played just 3 matches batting in just 1 innings scoring 1 and achieved 2 wickets at an average of 47.50.

Shakib was released by KKR and was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2018 IPL auction. On 24 May 2018, he became the second T20 player to take 300 wickets and score 4,000 runs in the format with the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the SRH's victory against the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL.

Between 2019 Indian Premier League, BCB wanted to call Shakib back for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup preparation camp but he skipped the camp for match practice even after playing only 1 match at that time. Shakib was hoped for some IPL matches before World Cup 2019 as Jonny Bairstow and David Warner would leave for their respective World Cup preparation camps.

Shakib was released by the Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2020 IPL auction after playing for 2 seasons.

Shakib was listed at the highest base price of INR 2 crore for the 2021 IPL auction and was subsequently bought by his former team KKR again for a price of INR3.2 crore (US$540,000). After the suspension of the 2021 Indian Premier League, Shakib and Mustafizur Rahman returned home on 6 May 2021 via a chartered flight arranged by the BCCI with their respective franchises sharing the cost of the flight. Shakib couldn't take part in the remainder of IPL because of not getting a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the BCB.

National Cricket League T20

In the 2010 National Cricket League Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh, a now-defunct Twenty20 league involving the teams in the National Cricket League (NCL), Shakib played as an icon player and captain for the Kings of Khulna.

Shakib played 7 matches where he scored 86 runs at an average of 12.28 and achieved 8 wickets at an average of 20.00 with an economy of 5.92.

Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League

In September 2009, Shakib joined Abahani along with Mashrafe for TK 20 lakh each.

In November 2010, Shakib joined Mohammedan for Tk 30 lakh.

In the 2014 season, Shakib played for Legends of Rupganj, formerly named Gazi Group Cricketers in the previous season. He played 8 matches scoring 222 runs at an average of 31.71 and also achieving 13 wickets at an average of 23.61.

In the 2016 season, Abahani registered their sixth win in that season by five wickets against Prime Bank where Shakib, who returned to List A cricket for Abahani after a break of 6 years got a bowling figure of 4–35 in 10 overs.

Due to upcoming 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2021 season was played in T20 format where he captained the Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Bangladesh Premier League

The Bangladesh Cricket Board founded the six-team Bangladesh Premier League in 2012, a twenty20 tournament to be held in February that year. The BCB made Shakib the 'icon player' for Khulna Royal Bengals (KRB). Under his captaincy, Shakib's team progressed to the semi-finals of the competition where they were beaten by Dhaka Gladiators despite Shakib's 86* off 41 balls. In ten matches he scored 280 runs and took 15 wickets, which made him KRB's leading wicket-taker, and was named Man of the Tournament.

In the auction of the BPL 2, Shakib was brought by defending champions Dhaka Gladiators for $365,000, the most expensive player in the tournament. He led his team to the title, getting 329 runs and 15 wickets in 12 matches, emerging as the Man of the Tournament for the consecutive second time in the BPL.

In the BPL 3, Shakib was picked by Rangpur Riders with the 'Players by Choice' system for icon players. Shakib was selected in the team of the tournament from BPL 1 to BPL 3.

In the BPL 4, Shakib became the highest paid local player getting at least Tk 5.5 million as a player of A-plus category turning out for Dhaka Dynamites. Shakib became man of the match consecutively two times in the matches against Comilla Victorians (for scoring 41 of 26 balls and achieving a bowling figure of 1/30 in 4 overs and a catch) and Barisal Bulls ( for achieving a bowling figure of 4/31 in 4 overs and scoring 22 of 21 balls). Dhaka won the title as Shakib notched his first title win as captain who wanted to win the title this season.

In October 2017, Shakib was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites team, following the draft for the BPL 5. In the 43-run win over Rangpur Riders where Dhaka confirmed second-place in the points table at the end of the group stage, Shakib became man of the match for his all-round performance. Shakib added 55 runs for the sixth wicket with Mehedi Maruf who however departed after scoring 33 off 23 balls with 3 fours and a six but Shakib remained unbeaten on 47 off 33 balls. He also bagged two wickets for just 13 runs from his four overs. In the final of that season, Shakib dropped a catch as he failed to hold on to a chance from Chris Gayle on 22 who went on to break all sorts of records with his unbeaten 69-ball 146, hitting a world record 18 sixes to single-handedly power Rangpur Riders to the title.

In October 2018, Shakib was named in the squad for the Dhaka Dynamites team, following the draft for the BPL 6. On 22 January 2019, Shakib became the first player in BPL's history to take 100 wickets as he achieved the milestone during the match against Comilla Victorians reaching the milestone in his 69th appearancean average of 16.85 and an economy rate of 6.64. During the tournament, taking the wicket of Comilla Victorians' Anamul Haque during the final of the tournament at Mirpur, Shakib Al Hasan became the highest wicket-taker in a single season of BPL as he took 23 wickets from 15 matches with an average of 17.65 in that season. Shakib sustained a left ring finger fracture during the match.

In July 2019, Shakib signed a one-year contract with the Rangpur Riders to play for them in BPL 7.

In December 2021, Shakib was signed by Fortune Barishal for 2021-22 Bangladesh Premier League. He lead the team to the final, but lost to Comilla Victorians by 1 run in a nail-biting finish. On 24 January 2022, in the league match against Minister Dhaka, he picked up his 400th wicket in Twenty20 cricket. He was awarded 5 consecutive Player of the match award, the most consecutive time by any player in T20. He also received the Player of the tournament award for the 4th time for his allround performances, having scored 284 runs in 11 innings at an average of 28.4 and picking up 16 wickets at an average of 14.56.

Shakib is the highest wicket taking bowler in BPL with 122 wickets in 87 matches at an average of 17.40 in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Sri Lankan Premier League

Shakib was expected to play for Uthura Rudras in the inaugural 2012 Sri Lanka Premier League but couldn't play any match due to suffering a knee injury.

Caribbean Premier League

In the 2013 Caribbean Premier League, Shakib played for Barbados Tridents. On 3 August 2013 against Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Shakib recorded the second best bowling figure in T20 cricket dismissing six batsmen to finish with figures of 6 for 6 from his four overs at Kensington Oval.

Shakib was retained by the same team for The 2014 CPL.

Shakib played for Jamaica Tallawahs in both the 2016 and 2017 season before returning to Barbados for the 2018 to 2019 season.

In May 2021, Shakib was resigned by Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2021 Caribbean Premier League. He couldn't participate in the tournament because of He not getting no-objection certificate(NOC) for CPL because of the national duty.

Shakib has played 30 matches scoring 354 runs at an average of 16.86 and strike rate of 102.91 and getting 29 wickets at an economy of 6.75 in the CPL.

Big Bash League

Shakib played for Adelaide Strikers in 2014 replacing the injured Johan Botha, thus becoming the first Bangladeshi to play in the Big Bash League. In his debut match at the 2013–14 Big Bash League season, Shakib scored 41 runs off 29 balls and took 2 wickets for 21 runs in his 4 overs for Adelaide Strikers, although being unable to prevent his team from losing.

On 24 December 2014, it was announced that Shakib would be joining the Melbourne Renegades for the final 4 games of the 2014–15 Big Bash League season, replacing Andre Russell, who would be leaving to join the West Indies in their tour of South Africa.

In November 2020, Cricket Australia informed that Shakib will not be able to play in future in BBL.

Shakib has played 6 matches scoring 87 runs at an average of 14.50 and strike rate of 117.57 and getting 9 wickets at an economy of 6.10 in the BBL.

Pakistan Super League

Shakib was one of the headline stars confirmed the PCB's commitment at unveiling its preliminary plans for the Pakistan Super League.

In the 2016 Pakistan Super League, Shakib was named one of the Platinum Players and later he was picked up by Karachi Kings for US$140,000. In the his debut match against Lahore Qalanders, he was adjudged man of the match for scoring 51 out of 35 balls and getting a bowling figure of 1/26 which helped his team win by 7 wickets.

In the 2017 season, Shakib was picked by Peshawar Zalmi. He was supposed to play for the 2018 season also but was injured at that time.

In April 2021, Shakib was signed by Lahore Qalandars to play in the rescheduled matches in the 2021 Pakistan Super League. But later, in May 2021, he expressed his desire to play in the 2021 Dhaka Premier League instead of playing in the rescheduled matches of the 2021 Pakistan Super League. As a result, he missed the rescheduled matches of the 2021 Pakistan Super League.

Shakib played 13 matches scoring 180 runs at an average of 16.36 and strike rate of 107.14 and getting 8 wickets at an economy of 7.39.

Global T20 Canada

In June 2019, Shakib was selected to play for the Brampton Wolves in the 2019 Global T20 Canada, but missed as the BCB granted his request to give him some time off from the cricket.

Lanka Premier League

Shakib was expected to play in 2020 Lanka Premier League as his ban was expected to end in October but BCB declared that no Bangladeshi players, including Shakib, would feature in the LPL.

Shakib, expected to play the 2021 season, was again granted no NOC as BCB declared no Bangladeshi players will feature in the LPL 2021.

Bangabandu T20 Cup

In November 2020, Shakib made a return to cricket, following the completion of a one-year ban imposed by the International Cricket Council, being selected to play for Gemcon Khulna in Bangabandhu T20 Cup 2020.

Shakib became the third cricketer to achieve the rare double of 5000 runs and 300 wickets (in 311 games) in T20 cricket in the match against Gazi Group Chattogram in the tournament. Shakib however is the second Bangladesh batsman to score 5000 runs in T20 cricket after Tamim Iqbal. Overall he is the 65th cricketer in the world to reach the 5000 runs mark.

Shakib was not available in the final of the tournament due to seeing his ailing father-in-law in the US. Before leaving, he made quickfire 28 and took one wicket conceding 31 runs in Khulna's crucial win against Gazi Group Chattogram in the 1st Qualifier of the tournament.

Shakib played nine matches in the tournament but failed to impress much, scoring only 110 runs and bagging six wickets.

International career

Hasan in 2010.

Debut years

Shakib made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe on 6 August 2006 at Harare Sports Club. He played a significant part in Bangladesh's victory, where he scored 30 runs and bowled out Elton Chigumbura to get his first ODI wicket.

On 28 November 2006, Shakib made his T20 and T20I debut against Zimbabwe. On his debut, Shakib scored 26 of 28 balls and got a bowling figure of 1/31.His 1st T20 & T20I wicket was of Sean Williams.

Shakib made his Test debut on 6 May 2007 against India. On his debut his got a bowling figure of 0/62 (19 overs) and scored 30 of 47 balls in 1st innings and 15 of 64 balls in 2nd innings. Shakib's first test wicket was Craig Cumming in the 2nd test vs New Zealand.

On 20 October 2008, Shakib took at that time the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh player in Tests, 7 wickets for 36 runs, against New Zealand in the 1st test of the test series.

From January 2009 to April 2011 and again from March 2012 to January 2013, Shakib was ranked first amongst ODI all-rounders by the ICC. In December 2011, he became the world's top-ranked Test all-rounder. In December 2014, Shakib became the world's top-ranked Twenty 20 all-rounder. He is currently the only all-rounder to be ranked in the top 3 of ICC Player Rankings across every format of international cricket.

Shakib was appointed Bangladesh's vice-captain in June 2009. During Bangladesh's tour of the West Indies the following month, the captain Mashrafe Mortaza was injured and Shakib took over the captaincy. He was 22 years old at the time. Initially, a temporary position, Shakib's success against the West Indies, securing his side's first overseas series win, ensured his retention of captaincy even after Mashrafe recovered. Shakib was named The Wisden Cricketer's "Test Player of the Year" in October 2009. In July 2010, he stepped down from the ODI captaincy to concentrate on his personal performance. Mortaza took over until he became injured again and Shakib was asked to resume leadership. This lasted until he was relieved of captaincy in September 2011 due to a poor World Cup campaign.

Breakthrough (2006–2008)

Shakib was included in Bangladesh's senior squad to tour Zimbabwe in February 2006. Along with Farhad Reza and Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib was one of the three uncapped players to be included in the squad. Shakib and Reza were described as "very good cricketers in all departments of the game", and Faruq Ahmed – the chief selector – said that Bangladesh had "high hopes from them and it's time for them to perform at the international level". Shakib made his ODI debut on the tour on 6 August; his maiden wicket was that of all-rounder Elton Chigumbura, and he finished with bowling figures of 1/39. He also scored 30 not out while Shahriar Nafees scored his maiden ODI century to help Bangladesh win by eight wickets. It was the final match in the series, which Zimbabwe won 3–2. In September 2006, Shakib was one of three players to be granted a rookie contract with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), along with Farhad Reza and Mehrab Hossain Jr. This increased the number of players with central contracts and under the control of the BCB from 20 to 23.

Shakib was included in the 15-man squad led by Habibul Bashar for the 2007 Cricket World Cup hosted West Indies in March and April. Bangladesh made it to the second stage of the competition and finished seventh. Along the way the team caused an upset by beating India to help knock them out of the tournament. With Tamim Iqbal in just his fifth ODI and Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib was one of three Bangladesh batsmen in the match to score a half century to help the team reach its target of 192 to win. Later in the tournament, Shakib scored another half-century although Bangladesh were defeated by England on that very occasion. He scored 202 runs from 9 matches at an average of 28.85 with a high score of 57* and achieved 7 wickets at an average of 43.14 with an economy of 4.96.

Shakib fielding, 23 January, 2009, Dhaka SBNS
Shakib in the 3rd and the final ODI against Zimbabwe in January 2009 in Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which Bangladesh won with Shakib's individual unbeaten 33 runs off 60 balls

Later that year, in May, India toured Bangladesh for two Tests and three ODIs. On 18 May, Shakib made his Test debut against India. He batted once, scoring 27 runs, and bowled 13 overs without taking a wicket as the match ended in a draw. In his 2nd match he batted twice scoring 30 and 15 runs and bowled 19 overs without taking any wickets where also wicket-kept for 8 balls till India's innings declaration, as India won by an innings and 238 runs. India won the Test series 1–0 and the ODI series 3–0. After the tour, Dav Whatmore resigned from his position as Bangladesh coach, and batsman Mohammad Ashraful replaced Habibul Bashar as captain.

In September 2007, South Africa hosted the ICC World Twenty20. Victory against West Indies in the first round was enough to ensure Bangladesh's progression to the second round, although it was the only one of their five matches they won. In the match against West Indies, Shakib took 4/34; it was the first time a Bangladesh player had taken more than three wickets in an International Twenty20 match (T20I). Shakib was part of another piece of T20I history when in a match against Australia in the tournament he became one of three victims of the first T20I hat-trick. Brett Lee took Shakib's wicket, followed by those of Mortaza's and Alok Kapali to help Australia to a nine-wicket win. In October that year, it was announced that Jamie Siddons – Australia's assistant coach – would take over the role of Bangladesh coach; Siddons asserted that the previous set-up had focused on short-term goals and that he was planning to improve Bangladesh over the long term and keep together a core squad of talented players to gain experience at international level.

In December 2007 and January 2008, Bangladesh toured New Zealand for two Tests and three ODIs. Although he did not play the first Test, Shakib was selected over Enamul Haque Jr for the second due to his better batting ability. It was Shakib's fourth Test, and until that point he had gone wicketless. His first wicket was that of New Zealand's Craig Cumming. New Zealand won by an innings and 137 runs and took the series 2–0. New Zealand also completed a clean sweep in the ODIs which preceded the Tests, winning 3–0. Shakib played in all three ODIs scoring 31 runs at an average of 10.33, and taking 3 wickets at an average of 42.33. Over February and March 2008 South Africa toured Bangladesh, playing two Tests and three ODIs. South Africa won both Tests. Shakib played in both Bangladesh's defeats, taking just one wicket while conceding 122 runs, and scoring 75 runs. South Africa won the subsequent ODI series 3–0. Shakib passed 1,000 ODI runs in the series; he passed the landmark in his 39th ODI with a batting average of 35.37.

Before New Zealand's tour of Bangladesh in October 2008, Shakib was considered more of a batsman than a bowler, despite being an all-rounder. Though he usually batted down the order at number seven in Tests, he had mostly batted in the top five in ODIs. In a departure from Shakib's usual role Jamie Siddons, the coach stated that Shakib would play the Test series against New Zealand as a specialist bowler. The move immediately paid off, and he took 7/37 in New Zealand's first innings in the opening Test which was the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh player in all their 54 Tests suppressing the previous best innings figures by a Bangladeshi bowler set by another left-armer Enamul Haque with 7–95 against Zimbabwe at Dhaka three years ago., He scored 71 for his maiden Test half-century to guide the home team to 184–8 in their second innings. Bangladesh lost the series 2–0, but Shakib finished as Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in the series with 10 wickets at 17.80. His spell was nominated to be the Best Test Bowling Performance of 2008 by ESPNCricinfo. Bangladesh won the opening match of the ODI series against New Zealand – securing their first ever ODI win over them – although they eventually lost the series 2–1. Shakib finished with five wickets from three matches, making him Bangladesh's second-highest wicket-taker for the series behind Mashrafe Mortaza (7); however Shakib scored just 16 runs in the series.

The following month, Bangladesh toured South Africa for two Tests, three ODIs, and a T20I. While Bangladesh lost all their matches against South Africa except for an abandoned ODI, Shakib continued to build on the good bowling form he had found against New Zealand. On the first day of the opening Test, Shakib went wicketless; on the advice of Mohammad Salauddin, Bangladesh's assistant coach, he gave the ball flight on the second day and went on to take five wickets. He took another five-wicket haul in the second Test, again as Bangladesh lost to South Africa. Along with South Africa's Makhaya Ntini, Shakib was the series' leading wicket-taker with 11 at an average of 20.81. Shakib's performance against South Africa in a losing cause prompted former Australian leg spin bowler Kerry O'Keeffe to describe him as the "world's best finger spinner at the moment". Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh in December 2008 and January 2009 for two Tests and a Tri-nation tournament including Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka won both Tests and the tournament final, although Shakib turned in a man of the match performance, scoring 92 not out, in the second ODI against Sri Lanka helped Bangladesh to their only victory against them on the tour. In the first match of the Test series, Shakib took another five-wicket haul as his team again was defeated.

On 22 January 2009, Shakib was ranked first amongst ODI all-rounders by the ICC.

Captaincy and vice-captaincy (2009–2011)

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Shakib was appointed Bangladesh's vice-captain in June 2009.

At the beginning of 2009, there was speculation over Mohammad Ashraful and his position as captain after a succession of defeats for Bangladesh and continuous poor form for Ashraful. Shakib was considered a possible successor by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). However, the BCB was cautious of over-burdening the all-rounder and decided against the move. Other candidates were discounted, and Ashraful remained as captain. Later in 2009, Ashraful's captaincy was again under scrutiny after Bangladesh exited the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in the first round following losses to Ireland and India. When Mashrafe Mortaza replaced Mohammad Ashraful in June 2009, Shakib was appointed vice-captain, filling the position vacated by Mortaza.

In July–August 2009, Bangladesh toured the West Indies. When Mortaza injured his knee in the first Test, he was unable to take to the field on the final day and Shakib took over as captain. He and Mahmudullah led Bangladesh's bowling attack, sharing 13 wickets in the match and securing a historic win for Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh's first against the West Indies, their first overseas Test victory, and only their second Test win. The West Indies side was very inexperienced due to the fallout of a dispute between the West Indies Cricket Board and the West Indies Players' Association over pay. The first XI had made themselves unavailable for selection and a new squad had to be chosen. Seven West Indies players made their Test debut in the match and the side was captained by Floyd Reifer who had played the last of his four Tests ten years earlier. Shakib was fined 10% of his match fee for excessive appealing; bowler Shahadat Hossain was also fined and batsman Imrul Kayes was reprimanded for the same reason.

West Indies

In Mortaza's absence through injury, Shakib led Bangladesh for the remainder of the tour. Aged 22 years and 115 days at the start of the second Test, Shakib became Bangladesh's youngest captain and fifth youngest in the history of Test cricket. Under Shakib's leadership Bangladesh went on to win the second Test, and in the process secured their first overseas series win. Individually Shakib performed well, earning both the player-of-the-match and player-of-the-series awards, scoring 16 and 96 not out with the bat and taking 3/59 and 5/70 with the ball. He scored 159 runs in the series at an average of 53.00 and was Bangladesh's second highest run-scorer for the series; his haul of 13 wickets at an average of 18.76 from both matches meant Shakib was the equal highest wicket-taker for the series along with West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach. After winning the Test series 2–0, Bangladesh proceeded to whitewash the ODI series, winning 3–0. The West Indies' dispute remained unsolved for the whole of Bangladesh's tour and the West Indies continued to field an inexperienced side. Shakib collected two half centuries in the ODI series, averaging 45.00, and was the third highest run-scorer in the series; he also took 2 wickets at an average of 48.00. For his performance in the ODIs, Shakib was named the man of the series.


Shakib was appointed captain for Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe in August 2009 as Mortaza was still injured. In the second ODI of the five match series in Zimbabwe in August 2009, Shakib scored 104 off only 64 balls before being run-out – his third ODI century – to help his team to their highest score in ODIs and lead Bangladesh to a 2–0 lead in the series. He finished the series with 170 runs from five matches at an average of 42.50 – fifth highest run-scorer – and 6 wickets an average of 39.66, fourth highest wicket-taker in the series. Following his team's 4–1 victory in the ODI series against Zimbabwe, Shakib travelled to Australia to undergo medical treatment for acute groin pain. He had been experiencing pain since the end of the West Indies tour, but he had decided to play through the pain and lead Bangladesh in Zimbabwe. Although he did not win, Shakib was nominated Cricketer of the Year and Test Player of the Year in the 2009 ICC Awards; he was the only Bangladesh player to be nominated in either category that year.

Shakib's success meant that it was not a given that Mortaza would replace him as captain once fit, but it was announced in September 2009 that Mortaza would return as captain for Bangladesh's home ODI series against Zimbabwe the following month and Shakib would return to the role of vice-captain. However, Mortaza failed to return from arthroscopic surgery on both knees in time for the series, and Shakib was again named captain. After losing the opening match – in which Shakib criticised the performance of Bangladesh's batsmen including himself – Bangladesh went on to win the series 4–1. In the second match of the series, Shakib passed 2,000 runs in ODIs.

On 5 November 2009, Shakib became no. 1 ODI bowler in ICC rankings.

In November 2009, Shakib was named The Wisden Cricketer's "Test Player of the Year".

England and the Asia Cup

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Shakib in the field against England during the second ODI, shortly after relinquishing the captaincy

Over February and March 2010 England toured Bangladesh for two Tests and three ODIs. England won all of their matches against Bangladesh. Shakib was Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in both the Test and ODI series (9 in Tests and 5 in ODIs). Both Tests went to the final day and Shakib expressed the opinion that the experience had exhausted his side. The match was also a source of controversy after incorrect umpiring decisions on the third day went against Bangladesh, prompting Shakib to blame the lack of a referral system for some of the team's misfortune. In turn, Bangladesh toured England in May and July the same year. They again lost the Test series 2–0. Shakib finished as his team's leading wicket-taker with eight wickets, although he only scored 52 runs. Before the ODI series, Bangladesh left England for Sri Lanka, which was hosting the 2010 Asia Cup in June. Bangladesh lost all three of their matches. With five wickets, Shakib was Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker with Shafiul Islam (5 each).

As he was struggling to cope with the captaincy and his role as an all-rounder, Shakib gave up the captaincy in July 2010 to focus on his own performance. Mashrafe Mortaza returned to take charge in ODIs. Coach Jamie Siddons explained that "Shakib was the main person behind the decision, he decided it was a bit much for him. His form was down with the bat and he needed a rest." Bangladesh returned to England for the ODI half of their tour. Bangladesh lost the series 2–1, but their victory in the second match was the first time Bangladesh had beaten England in international cricket. While in Europe, Bangladesh were scheduled to play two ODIs against Ireland, and one each against Scotland and Netherlands. The match against Scotland was abandoned and Bangladesh lost one match to each of Ireland and the Netherlands.

For his performances in 2009, he was named in the World Test XI by the ICC.

New Zealand and Zimbabwe

In October 2010, New Zealand went to Bangladesh for five ODIs. In the first match of the series Mortaza injured his ankle and was forced to leave the field; Shakib took over, and under his leadership Bangladesh secured a nine-run victory, during which Shakib took four wickets and scored 58. Once it emerged that Mortaza would be unable to play in the rest of the series, Shakib was made captain for the remaining matches. In the fourth match, Shakib scored a century and took three wickets to help his team win by nine runs. Bangladesh went on to win the series 4–0, their first series victory against a full strength ICC Full Member nation. Shakib finished the series as the player with most runs and wickets on either side: 213 runs and 11 wickets.

Although Mortaza returned from injury in time for Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh in December, Shakib was retained as captain for the five-match ODI series. Following his side's defeat in the opening ODI, Shakib stated that he "was not prepared to take the job and I am also not satisfied with my role as a captain". Bangladesh went on to win the next three complete matches, with one called off due to rain, to beat Zimbabwe 3–1. Shakib was Bangladesh's second-highest run-scorer and wicket taker for the series with 156 runs, including two half centuries, and nine wickets.

2011 World Cup

In February to March April 2011, Bangladesh co-hosted the World Cup with India and Sri Lanka. West Indies dismissed Bangladesh for 58 runs, the team's lowest score in ODIs and a record low for a Full Member at the World Cup. Shakib described this match as the 'worst day' of his career. Shakib's house was stoned by angry fans in the aftermath, as was the West Indies team bus as it left the ground. Bangladesh registered wins against England, Ireland and the Netherlands, but defeats by West Indies, India and South Africa meant they did not progress beyond the first round of the tournament. With 8 wickets at an average of 27.87, Shakib was Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in the tournament, and his 142 runs from 6 innings made him the team's third highest run-scorer.

After World Cup

Shortly after the World Cup, Australia toured Bangladesh for three ODIs. In the first match of the series, Shakib scored 51 to pass 3,000 runs in ODIs. Bangladesh lost the series 3–0, Shakib scored 69 runs in three matches and took just one wicket whilst conceding 117 runs. Shane Watson's performances in the series meant he was ranked first amongst ODI all-rounders, claiming the position from Shakib.

When Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in August 2011 they were expected to win the one-off Test, which was Zimbabwe's first in five years, and the five-match ODI series. As it transpired Bangladesh lost the ODI series 3–2 and the Test. Shakib and his vice-captain, Tamim Iqbal, were sacked with a BCB official citing unsatisfactory leadership.

Post-captaincy (2011–2017)

Bangladesh's first series under new leadership was against the West Indies in October 2011. Relieved of the captaincy, Shakib was Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in both the ODI and Test series, his bowling was backed up by 168 runs in the two Tests (of the Bangladesh players, only Tamim Iqbal scored more), and 79 from two innings in the ODIs. Bangladesh lost both series. Following this, Shakib was Bangladesh's top run-scorer and wicket-taker in the home Test series against Pakistan in December 2011. In the second Test of the series, he became Bangladesh's first player to score a century (his highest score, 144) and take five wickets in an innings in the same Test. After the series he moved to first place in the ICC's ranking of Test all-rounders.

In the home series against West Indies in late 2012, he became the 2nd Bangladeshi to both take 100 Test wickets, making him the leading wicket-taker in Tests for Bangladesh, and to complete the 1000 run / 100 wicket double. However, he got ruled out of the ODI and T20 series due to a shin injury.

Shakib got ruled out of the Sri Lanka tour in March due to a calf muscle injury. He had a successful operation on the right leg at a private hospital in Sydney, Australia. He would be on rest for one month since his operation.

In 2nd Test match of Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Shakib became only the fourth player in Test history after Alan Davidson (1960), Ian Botham (1980) and Imran Khan (1983) to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same match.

On 7 December 2014, Shakib became no. 1 T20 all-rounder.

In 2015, Shakib helped Bangladesh to their most successful year in cricket. Following their success in the 2015 Cricket World Cup (where after batting in the first match at 2015 Cricket World Cup, he had a total of 4,040 runs in ODI matches and became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score 4,000 runs in ODIs), he also helped the team to a whitewash of Pakistan and series win against India and South Africa. On 12 June, he captured his 100th Test wicket at home on the third day of the one-off Test match against India. On 15 July, he took his 200th wicket of his ODI career by taking the wicket of Hashim Amla in the final ODI of the ODI series becoming the fastest, youngest and the only seventh cricketer to 4,000 runs and 200 wickets double in ODIs (in 156 matches).

On 26 September 2016, with the wicket of Shabir Noori during the first ODI against Afghanistan, Shakib became Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in ODIs as well as in all formats at that time.

On 22 October 2016, with the wicket of Joe Root, Shakib became the first Bangladeshi to have bagged 150 Test scalps.

New era of Test & T20I captaincy (2017–2019)

After the retirement from T20I of Mashrafe Mortaza in 2017, Shakib was appointed as the T20I captain of the team for the second time. Later Mushfiqur Rahim was also removed from Test captaincy and Hasan was again appointed as Test captain. However, during 2017–18 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series, he injured his finger and was rested for few days. In his absence, Mahmudullah captained the side in the Home series against Sri Lanka and 2018 Nidahas Trophy. His first tour was against Pakistan in July 2017.

On 28 August 2017, Al Hasan became the 4th bowler in Test history to record a 5-wicket haul against all Test Playing nations (except Afghanistan and Ireland, who have only just granted Test status earlier that year) when he grabbed 5 wickets against Australia in his first encounter with the team. He also scored a half-century in the first innings. In the second innings, he only scored 8 runs with the bat, but he grabbed another 5 wickets to secure his first 10-wicket haul and the win. However, after the series, Al Hasan opted to take a break from Test to focus on limited-overs games.

In April 2018, he was one of ten cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ahead of the 2018 season. Later the same month, he was named in the Rest of the World XI squad for the one-off T20I against the West Indies, played at Lord's on 31 May 2018, but later withdrew from squad due to personal reason.

In November 2018, in the series against the West Indies, he became the first bowler for Bangladesh to take 200 wickets in Tests. In the same match, he also became the fastest cricketer, in terms of matches, to score 3,000 runs and take 200 wickets in Tests, doing so in his 54th match.

2019 Cricket World Cup

In April 2019, he was named as the vice-captain of Bangladesh's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In the first innings of Bangladesh's opening match in the World Cup, against South Africa, he and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 142 runs for the third wicket, the highest partnership for any wicket for Bangladesh in a World Cup match. Bangladesh went on to score their then highest total in an ODI match at that time, finishing on 330/6 from their 50 overs. In the second innings, he took the wicket of Aiden Markram as his 250th wicket in ODIs, to become the fastest cricketer to take 250 wickets and score 5,000 runs in ODIs, in terms of a number of matches (199). Bangladesh went on to win the match by 21 runs with Shakib named as player of the match. In that match he also became the first cricketer to score a fifty in the first match of Bangladesh in each World Cup since 2007.

In Bangladesh's next match in the tournament, against New Zealand, Shakib played in his 200th ODI. On 17 June 2019, in the match against the West Indies, Shakib became the second batsman for Bangladesh to score 6,000 runs in ODIs. For his unbeaten 124, he was awarded man of the match.

In the match against Australia, Shakib Al Hasan got out for 41 which was his first score of under fifty runs in this World Cup. He also missed out on becoming the first Bangladeshi player to score 6 consecutive 50+ scores in ODIs being now joint with Tamim Iqbal who had 5 50+ scores in 2012. In the second innings, Bangladesh went on to score their then highest total in an ODI match in a losing cause, finishing on 333/8 in 50 overs.

On 24 June 2019, in the match against Afghanistan, where he was again named man of the match, Shakib became the first batsman for Bangladesh to score 1,000 runs in the Cricket World Cup, and the first bowler for Bangladesh to take a five-wicket haul in a World Cup match. He also became the second cricketer, after Yuvraj Singh, to score 50 runs and take five wickets in the same match at a World Cup.

On 2 July 2019, in the match against India, Shakib became the first cricketer in the World Cup to score 600 runs and take 10 wickets in a single tournament. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh, with 606 runs in eight matches and surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most runs in the group stage of a World Cup. Shakib had a mind blowing average of 86.57 with the bat in the World Cup. He appeared in 8 matches in the World Cup and took 11 wickets. He was named in the 'Team of the Tournament' by the ICC and ESPNCricinfo.

Post 2019 World Cup to 2020

In September 2019, during the 2019–20 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series, Shakib took his 350th wicket in international cricket, in the final group match against Afghanistan.

Between 1 September 2011 and 28 December 2020, Shakib played 131 matches scoring 2,011 runs at an average of 50.27 with 4 hundreds and also taking 97 wickets at an average of 22.63 with two 5-wicket hauls in ODIs. Thus he was named in the ICC Men's ODI team of the Decade.


After serving a one-year ban, he returned to the national squad for their Test and ODI series against West Indies. In the first ODI, he picked up his 150th wicket at home. Shakib also set another record as the left-arm spinner became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to bowl in 100 innings on home. In the third ODI, he become the only cricketer to register the double of 6,000 runs and 300 wickets across all formats in a single country. Bangladesh went on to win the three match series by 3–0 and he became the Player of the series scoring 113 runs and picking up 6 wickets at an average of 8.33.

In the third ODI, Shakib suffered a groin injury. However, he recovered from the injury and thus he was selected in the squad of the Test series. But in the first test, he suffered an injury in another region of the same thigh that forced him to leave the field late in the second day. Even though it seemed that Shakib's old groin injury had resurfaced but match officials informed that it was rather a new injury. He scored 68 runs and bowled 6 overs giving 16 runs in the 1st innings as he was unable to bat and bowl in the 2nd innings of the 1st Test. He was ruled out of the 2nd test.

Shakib Al Hasan missed the Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand as the BCB granted him paternity leave for the duration of the entire tour.

Shakib opted to sit out the test series against Sri Lanka in April to play in the 2021 IPL which was granted by the BCB.

Shakib and Mustafizur Rahman were selected in Bangladesh's 23-member preliminary squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka during their playing in 2021 Indian Premier League. Shakib joined the national camp along with Mustafizur on 19 May 2021 since returning from India on 6 May via a chartered flight following the suspension of the 2021 IPL.

He returned to international cricket in the ODI series against Sri Lanka after withdrawing himself from New Zealand tour and test series in Sri Lanka. Though he could not perform well in the series scoring only 19 runs and picked up only 3 wickets at an average of 43.33 in 3 matches. He was included in the squad for all three formats for the series against Zimbabwe. In the one-off test, he failed with bat scoring only 3 runs in one innings and picked up 5 wickets in the match. In the opening match of the ODI series he became the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs, taking his 270th dismissal and consequently ended up picking a five-fer in the match. In the second ODI, he picked up 2 wickets for 42 runs and scored unbeaten 96 runs to help Bangladesh to take an unassailable lead of 2–0 in the series. In the third ODI he also contributed with both bat and ball. He was named Player of the Series for his al-round performance, scoring 145 runs at an average of 72.5 and picking up 8 wickets at an average of 14.75 in 3 matches. In the T20I series, he scored only 37 runs and picked up 3 wickets in 3 matches.

On 8 August 2021, he was nominated for ICC Player of the Month along with Mitchell Marsh and Hayden Walsh Jr. July 2021. On 11 August, he was announced as the winner. The following month, he was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

On 30 December 2021, Shakib was nominated for ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year along with Babar Azam, Janneman Malan and Paul Stirling. On 20 January 2022, ICC announced ICC Team of the Year 2022 for all formats. Shakib was included in the ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year with his teammates Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman for his performance where in 9 matches, he managed to score 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with two 50s and he also scalped 17 wickets at an average of 17.52.

In February 2022, He was included in both ODI and T20I squad against Afghanistan. In the 3-match ODI series, he managed to score only 60 runs and picked up 5 wickets. His poor form continued in 2-match T20I series also, as he scored only 14 runs and picked up 2 wickets at an average of 25.

Personal life

Shakib studied for a BA in English at American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB).

He married Umme Ahmed Shishir, a Bangladeshi American on 12 December 2012. The couple met in 2010 while Shakib was playing county cricket for Worcestershire in England. They had their first daughter Alayna Aubrey Hasan on 8 November 2015, their second daughter Errum Hasan on 24 April 2020 and their first son Eyzah Al Hasan on 16 March 2021.

In August 2018, he became a green card holder which allows him to live and work in the US.

Shakib is the chairman of Monarch Holdings and goodwill ambassador of UNICEF for Bangladesh, Huawei and Anti-Corruption Commission (Bangladesh). Shakib announced a new company named Burak Commodities Exchange Co in August 2021 to enter into the gold business.


Shakib runs a charity organization named SAHF (Shakib Al Hasan Foundation) to carry on his philanthropic works since 2020. The foundation started a project named 'Mission Save Bangladesh' to help 2000 families in March 2020. In April 2020, Shakib auctioned his 2019 Cricket World Cup bat for COVID-19 relief.

Records and achievements

Captaincy record

Shakib's record as captain
Format Matches Won Lost Drawn/NR
Test 14 3 11 0
ODI 50 23 26 1
T20I 17 4 13 0
Last updated on: 23 December 2018

He was the standing captain in the first test against West Indies in 2009, when regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza left the field on the first day due injury. Bangladesh went on to win the test match which was the first away test win for Bangladesh. He also captained the team for the second test as well and leading the team to win the match and consequently winning the series, which was their first away test series win also. He was named Player of the series for his all-round performance.

He captained Bangladesh against West Indies in 2018–19, when Bangladesh defeated them 2–0, which was their second test series win against west Indies. He was named Player of the Series for his all-round performances. During his stint as test captain, Bangladesh won only these 3 tests out of 14 matches.

Bangladesh played 50 ODI matches under his captaincy from 2009 to 2015 and won 23 matches. He was also the Bangladesh captain in 2011 Cricket World Cup and also captained 1 match in 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Bangladesh also played 17 T20I matches under his captaincy, winning only 4 matches.

International record

  • On 12 January 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the 'No.1 all-rounder' by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, One Day International and T20 Internationals).
  • Only all-rounder to 6000 runs and 300 wickets double across all formats in a single country (Bangladesh).
  • Highest partnership record for any wicket for a Bangladeshi pair in ODIs, with Mahmadullah (224). (This is also the highest ever 5th wicket runs stand in the history of ICC Champions Trophy)
  • Fastest and one of the fifth all-rounder to 3000 runs and 200 wickets double in Tests (54 matches).
  • Fastest and one of the fifth all-rounder to 5000 runs and take 250 double in ODI (in 199 matches).
  • Fastest and one of the third all-rounder to 4,000 runs and 300 wickets double in T20s (in 260 matches).
  • Only all-rounder to have 100 wickets and 1,000 runs double in men's T20Is.
  • Fastest player to 3000 runs and 200 wicket double in Tests.
  • Fastest and one of fourth all-rounder to 6000 runs and 250 wickets double in ODIs (202 matches).
  • Fastest, youngest and the only seventh cricketer to 4,000 runs and 200 wickets double in ODIs (in 156 matches).
  • First spin bowler, and third player overall, to take more than 100 ODI wickets on a single ground (119 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium).
  • Most wickets taken in Twenty20 cricket on a single ground (123 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur).
  • In August 2021, he became the first cricketer to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs in men's T20Is.
  • On 17 October 2021, in the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, against Scotland, taking his 108th dismissal, he became the leading wicket-taker in men's T20Is, surpassing Lasith Malinga.
  • On 24 October 2021, He become the leading wicket taker in T20 World Cups taking his 40th dismissal, he surpassed Shahid Afridi.
  • In December 2021, in the 2nd test against Pakistan, he becomes the quickest allrounder, in terms of matches (59) to achieve the double of 4,000 runs and 200 wickets in test cricket.

National record

  • First Bangladeshi cricketer to score 4000 runs in ODIs.
  • First Bangladeshi bowler to take 500 international wickets.
  • First Bangladeshi bowler to take 200 wickets in Tests.
  • Most number of wickets taken in Test (215), ODI (277) and T20I (117) for Bangladesh as of 24 January 2022.
  • Most number of wickets taken combining all formats for Bangladesh (609 wickets) as of 24 January 2022.
  • Second Bangladeshi batsmen to score 10,000 international runs.
  • Second highest individual score (217) by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests.
  • Third-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in all formats (12,070 runs) as of 18 July 2021.
  • On 18 March, 2022, in the 1st ODI against South Africa, he scored his fiftieth half-centuries in ODIs, being only 2nd Bangladeshi batsman to do so after Tamim Iqbal.

Other achievements

  • In the annual ICC Awards in January 2022, Shakib Al Hasan was named in ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year for the year 2021.
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