Bangladesh appear in the shortest format of the game in lesser number of times and seldom they found success in the latest edition of cricket which turned to be the prime reason behind Bangladesh Cricket Board preferring to play T20 instead of limited over competitions against Afghanistan.
Even the newly included Test nation Afghanistan is in an ascending position in ICC ranking in T20Is. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan, though diffusely admitted the strength of the opposition to be greater than his team, he said they are not looking for anything but a series win in three match T20Is started from Sunday at Dehradun.
More importantly it is Shakib Al Hasan who would have to lead from the front against a prompt Afghanistan to bring out the desired result. The ace Bangladesh all-rounder is in the shore of another brilliant milestone in his career.
Shakib Al Hasan is two wickets shy of becoming only the third all-rounder to seal 500 international wickets along with 10,000.
Shahid Afridi and Jacques Kallis are other two all-rounders who achieved the feat. Both of them needed more than 500 matches to reach in the milestone. If Shakib could tumble down the record in the first match of the series against Afghanistan, it will be only his 300th match to grab the record.