Shakib too close to three hundred
Bangladesh’s ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been a regular participator of domestic T20 cricket tournaments around the world for many years. He already has almost every corner of the cricket world. More than 250 T20 matches next to his name, proves the fact that how experienced he is in this format of the game.
Shakib who is currently engaged with the Indian Premier League (IPL), has bagged so many records in his tally so far in his career. He is now very close to an another record as the 32-year old all-rounder is only 6 wickets away from becoming the only 5th bowler in the history of T20 cricket to capture 300 wickets.
Caribbean all-rounder Dj Bravo tops the list with highest 413 wickets from 375 matches and also the only bowler in the history of cricket to capture more than 400 T20 wickets. Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga is in the second position of the list with 348 wickets while Windies spinner is in number 4 picking up 316 wickets. The next man in the list who is ahead of Shakib is, Pakistan bowling legend Shahid Afridi as he has picked up exactly 300 wickets in his T20 career.
To be noted, Shakib maintains an economy rate of less than seven in the shortest format of cricket and averages 20.42 with ball.
–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com