Shakib Al Hasan named in all-time T20I International XI
The match between Bangladesh and India, which was just concluded in New Delhi, was the 1000th International Twenty20 match. In view of this match, all-time T20I International XI after 1000 matches had been arranged by Indian popular sports media CricTracker. And without any doubt, Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had been in their best XI.
The England-New Zealand women’s cricket team plays the first T20 match on August 5 in 2004. The first men’s T20 match took place between Australia and New Zealand on February 17, 2005. However, India and Pakistan took part in the opening match of the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.
CricTracker had arranged eleven of the best players from the various teams who had participated in the short format of the T20 tournament in the last fifteen years. Unsurprisingly, Shakib Al Hasan had made their best XI.
Three Pakistani legendary cricketers- all-rounder Shahid Afridi, pacer Umar Gul and former captain Shoaib Malik had got the chance from Pakistan.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma got the chance from India. England’s World Cup-winning team captain Eoin Morgan had been chosen as captain for T20’s all-time XI. Lasith Malinga got the chance from Sri Lanka, Imran Tahir from South Africa and Brendon McCullum from New Zealand were also named in the best XI. Star leg spinner Rashid Khan made his name from Afghanistan.
All-time T20 International XI in 1000 matches:
Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum (wk), Virat Kohli, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan (c), Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Umar Gul and Imran Tahir.