Shakib Al Hasan shines in Caribbean Premier League
Bangladesh’s T20 captain, Shakib Al Hasan, is currently busy playing in the Caribbean Premier League 2022. Playing in this competitive franchise-based league is helping him to be well-prepared for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup 2022. After some initial struggles, the ace all-rounder started to perform well for his team, the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Let’s take a look at how Shakib Al Hasan has fared so far in CPL 2022. Shakib’s performances in the group phase of 2022 CPL T20 Shakib Al Hasan joined Guyana Amazon Warriors team in the middle of the CPL 2022 season. He replaced South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, who has missed the remainder of the Caribbean Premier League T20 because of national team duty. The Guyana franchise’s decision to include Shakib in the squad was not a surprise as he has the best bowling figure (6/6) in the tournament’s history. The veteran all-rounder has scalped 36 wickets with an economy rate of 6.72 so far in the CPL T20 competition. Shakib had struggled in the first two matches of the competition but has been very impressive since his third appearance in the competition. In fact, he was awarded player of the match in the last two fixtures of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, helping his side to finish top two in the group stage points standings. Shakib Al Hasan’s 35 runs with a strike rate of 140 and 3 wickets with the ball was a decisive match-winning performance against the Trinbago Knight Riders, which Guyana won by 37 runs. The ace all-rounder was even more ruthless in the Amazon Warriors' final group phase fixture against tournament favourites Barbados Royals. Shakib picked up a wicket with the ball, but it was his aggressive batting while chasing Barbados 125 that was the decisive factor. The left-hand batter came at the crease when the team score was 18 for 2 in 3.4 overs. Shakib carried the innings to 97 in 11 overs by hammering the ball all around the ground. Before Shakib went back to the pavilion, he made 53 off 30, featuring 3 huge sixes. The Guyana Amazon Warriors eventually sealed the contest in just 14.3 overs. Here is Shakib Al Hasan’s overall performance at the end of the group phase of the CPL 2022. Shakib Al Hasan’s all-round performance in the group phase of the CPL 2022 Innings Runs HS Strike Rate Wickets BBI Economy 4 88 53 154.38 7 3/20 6.55 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/caribbean-premier-league-2022-1320379 CPL 2022: Playoffs Fixtures Shakib Al Hasan will be one of the vital players for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the playoffs, which will start on September 27. The Guyana side can reach the final if they can overcome the Barbados Royals in the Qualifier 1 match. They will get another chance to qualify for the final in the qualifier 2 match if they fail to win the contest against Barbados. Here are the Caribbean Premier League 2022 playoffs and the championship fixtures. The remaining matches of the tournament will be held at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. CPLT20 2022 playoffs and final fixtures Date Match Time (Bangladesh Standard Time) September 27 (Tuesday) Barbados Royals vs Guyana Amazon Warriors 8 p.m. September 28 (Wednesday) Saint Lucia Kings vs Jamaica Tallawahs 5 a.m. September 29 (Thursday) TBD 5 a.m. October 1 (Saturday) Final 5 a.m. Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/caribbean-premier-league-2022-1320379 Bottom Line Shakib Al Hasan's decision to skip Bangladesh's two T20I matches against the UAE is primarily driven by his intention to play in the Caribbean Premier League 2022, which will serve as better preparation for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup 2022. The ace all-rounder is regaining his confidence by playing against better opponents. Shakib Al Hasan has put up a fantastic showing so far at the CPL 2022, which is excellent news for Bangladesh heading into the major event.