The run of success for Shakib Al Hasan to be selected in the best team combinations of 2017 is continuing. After The Guardian, ESPN Cricinfo and Cricket Australia, the top notch Bangladesh all-rounder has been included in the best Test eleven of Time of India.
One of the leading news publishers of India, TOI placed Shakib in number sixth position in the team.
The team is opened up by Dean Elgar and David Warner; the two most prolific openers in the cricket world at present in the elite format of cricket.
The middle order is comprised of India’s two run machines Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli.
Australian skipper Steven Smith and Shakib Al Hasan are shaped at number five and six respectively.
Controversial English star Ben Stokes, though missed this year’s Ashes due to disciplinary breaches, is taken at number seven while South African wicket keeper batsman Quinton de Kock is there to keep the wickets as well.
The bowling line up is led by young Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada and the most successful spinner of the year Nathan Lyon of Australia.
Veteran English pacer James Anderson is in number eleven of best Test XI of TOI.
For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan played 7 Test matches in 2017. Batted in 14 innings, he scored 665 runs with a highest of 217 against New Zealand in the away series.
With a best bowling figure of 5 for 68, Shakib also bagged 29 Test wickets this year. He claimed two fifers as well. 1 of 1