Mashrafe, Shakib among top 10 bowlers


Shakib and Mashrafe in top 10

Ahead of the start of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales, Cricket Australia (CA)’s official website has published a possible list of 10 bowlers who could shine in the tournament.

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Among other world class bowlers, there are two bowlers from Bangladesh as well. They are Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan.

While Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe is at No.10, his deputy and the world’s best all-rounder across formats Shakib Al Hasan is at No.7.

About Mashrafe’s inclusion in the list, they wrote: Bangladesh’s captain will lead from the front both as skipper and with the new ball. A tall man who’s able to extract bounce from the most lifeless of surfaces, Mortaza can inspire his charges with regular top-order wickets.

On the other hand, they wrote this on Shakib: Perhaps Bangladesh’s greatest-ever player, Shakib enters the Champions Trophy as the world’s No.1 all-format allrounder. On the bowling side, he’s a tricky left-arm orthodox spinner who is frugal through the middle overs. And on the batting side, he can work the ball in the gaps or, if need be, clear the rope at will. The heartbeat of Bangladesh, if Shakib does well so does his team.

Cricket Australia’s Top 10 bowlers
1. Imran Tahir
2. Mitchell Starc
3. Trent Boult
4. Kagiso Rabada
5. Josh Hazlewood
6. Chris Woakes
7. Shakib Al Hasan
8. Mitchell Santner
9. Adil Rashid
10. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza


– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent,