Shakib waiting for century

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan is on the brink of playing his 100th match in T20I as the 15th cricketer in the world and the third cricketer in Bangladesh. Shakib will touch the milestone of playing 100 matches in T20I when they will play against Afghanistan in their first match of the ongoing Asia Cup tomorrow, Tuesday (August 30).

Before Shakib, two former captains Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim played at least 100 matches for Bangladesh in the short version. Mahmudullah holds the record of playing the most T20I games for the country. Mahmudullah has played 119 matches since his debut in 2007. And Mushfiq, who played his first T20I in 2006, played his 100th T20I in the home series against Afghanistan in March.

In November 2006, Shakib made his T20I debut in a match against Zimbabwe in Khulna. He played his 50th career match against Oman in Dharamsala, India, in the 2016 World Cup. So far, the ace all-rounder Shakib has scored 2010 runs in 98 innings of 99 T20Is with 10 half-centuries. His batting average is 23.10 and his strike rate is 120.86. Shakib’s highest innings was 84 runs. Shakib played an innings of 84 runs off 54 balls batting at number three against Pakistan in the 2012 World Cup at Pallekele in Sri Lanka.

Shakib becomes the reason for the headache for the opponent with the ball in this format. That’s what the statistics say. Shakib is the highest wicket-taker in T20 world cricket. He has taken 121 wickets. Shakib took four wickets five times and five wickets once. In 2018, Shakib took 5 wickets for 20 runs against West Indies in 4 overs at Mirpur. This is his career-best bowling figure in this format. Shakib has also captained 21 times in T20Is. There are 7 wins and 14 losses.

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