Shakib Al Hasan
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Global smart device manufacturer Oppo recently celebrated the O'Fans Fest with the theme "making memories." All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and other celebrities joined the celebration event at a Narsingdi resort. OPPO launched the O'Fans Festival last month. Read More: 10 Top Budget Smartphones Released in 2022 There were six teams at the O'Fans Festival, and each team was led by a celebrity team leader with five fans in each team. Every game had different activities which required different kinds of capabilities. The team that received the highest points won. Also, the winning team got the opportunity to play a match with Shakib. All participants received gifts; the winning team received a trophy. Read more: Oppo Reno 9 Pro 5G Review: Build for Efficiency
Bangladesh lost the toss and were asked to bowl first in Chattogram in the first Test of a two-match series against India. Looking to continue their success demonstrated in the ODI series, Bangladesh now face India in a series of Tests. In this Test, Zakir Hasan, the accomplished left-handed wicketkeeper batter, was awarded the Test cap. He has shown great form in the longer version of cricket in recent years at the domestic circuit. Also read: Four Bangladeshi Cricketers to Compete in IPL 2023 Auction Bangladesh made the bold decision to drop Mominul Haque, as the talented left-hander has been enduring a prolonged slump in performance. This was the first time he was excluded from a Test match in Chattogram since his debut in 2013. The hosts fielded three genuine bowlers — Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed and Taijul Islam — along with allrounders Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. India are missing their captain Rohit Sharma who sustained a finger injury in the ODI series. In his absence, Lokesh Rahul is leading them in this Test. Also read; Shakib could miss first Test against India Bangladesh (Playing XI): Zakir Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan (w), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Lokesh Rahul(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Shakib Al Hasan had an outstanding start to the first ODI against India, striking twice in his opening over. This proved to be extremely costly for India, as they lost their captain and star batter - Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli - in a matter of three balls during the 11th over. Shakib surprised Rohit with a straight delivery that he had been expecting to spin - costing him his stumps for 27 off 31 balls. Moments later, Shakib had another triumph as Bangladesh's newly appointed ODI captain Liton Das leapt to his right and grasped an incredible catch at cover that the crowd of Mirpur would remember for years to come. Kohli was the unfortunate victim, dismissed by Shakib. Read more: Bangladesh opts for bowling in first ODI vs India Virat was clearly taken aback by Liton’s extraordinary fielding effort that departed him on 9 runs off 15 balls. Prior to Shakib Al Hasan's successful first over, Mehidy Hasan Miraz had already contributed to India's downfall by removing Shikhar Dhawan from the game - the first wicket to fall. Liton won the toss for Bangladesh and sent India to bat first in the first ODI match of BAN vs India Series 2022. Read more: Bangladesh vs India Series 2022: Full Fixtures, Squads, H2H Records
Shakib Al Hasan has blamed the batting failure for the defeat against Pakistan in today’s match that ended Bangladesh’s journey in the T20 World Cup 2022. However, the Bangladesh captain believes this was his side's best T20 World Cup performance . Read more: T20 World Cup: Bangladesh end campaign with another dismal batting display "At the halfway stage, we were 70 for 1." "We wanted to get somewhere around 145-150; that would have been a reasonable total on that pitch," the Bangladesh captain said after the match. "We could have done better." But having said that, with the new guys coming in and the changes, this is the best we could expect. On my own performance – I could have done better. "As long as I’m fit and performing, I would love to play," Shakib added. Read more: T20 World Cup: Was the LBW call against Shakib correct? He also added that it was Bangladesh’s best T20 World Cup performance so far, with the wins against the Netherlands and Zimbabwe. Before this, Bangladesh had never won two matches in the main draw of the T20 World Cups.
Bangladesh lost two wickets off two consecutive deliveries of Shadab Khan in the 11th over, and Pakistan pushed the Tigers into trouble. Soumya Sarkar's wicket and Shakib Al Hasan's golden duck have put Bangladesh in trouble against Pakistan in their last Super 12 Round fixture in the T20 World Cup 2022. Read More: India vs Zimbabwe T20 world Cup Live Streaming: Where and How to watch live, Playing XI Soumya Sarkar tried to play a reverse but was caught. Right after him, Shakib Al Hasan was given the LBW. TV replays showed the ball touching Shakib's bat before hitting his pads, and the bat was close to the ground as well. The umpire eventually gave the decision in favour of Pakistan. Shakib left the field with utter disbelief after getting out of a golden duck. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan earlier decided to bat first after winning the toss. But the Tigers lost Litton Das early, in the innings' third over by Shaheen Afridi. Litton tried to keep down the short ball by Afridi, but only holed out to Shan Masood. At the end of the 12th over, Bangladesh scored 78 for 3. Najmul Hossain, Shanto, and Afif Hossain are at the crease at the moment. Bangladesh made three changes to their playing XI: Soumya Sarkar, Nasum Ahmed, and Ebadot Hossain are in place of Yasir Ali, Hasan Mahmud, and Shoriful Islam. Bangladesh (Playing XI): Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi The winner of the Bangladesh vs Pakistan match will move on to the last four since earlier, South Africa blew their opportunity against the Netherlands. Read More: T20 World Cup: Despite losing Liton early, Bangladesh off to a good start vs Pakistan Soumya and Shakib's wickets have put the Bangladesh team under huge pressure against Pakistan in this important T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Round match. Now, the rest of the batters have to perform with more responsibility in order to put up a challenging total on the board to defend.