Shakib Al Hasan has been the most consistent player in the Bangladesh cricket team ever since he started playing. Along with other senior players, he has brought success for the country. It will be very challenging to match Shakib’s number as an all-rounder in the different formats of cricket. To be precise, Bangladesh has not produced players on the same scale that Shakib posses.
However, we are here to find out the answer that who else in Bangladesh cricket is capable of taking over the responsibility of Shakib Al Hasan.
Shakib Al Hasan as the ultimate hero of the team
Shakib is one of the best players of not only Bangladesh cricket, but he is also renowned as the best all-rounder in the world. His mind-blowing history of being a sports star at the age of 17 has been unique since he started his career. By 2014, the star made his name as the world’s top-ranked Twenty 20 all-rounder. Let’s have a look at his statistics over his career period.
Comparative Analysis of Mehedi Miraz and Mohammed Saifuddin :
Mohammad Saifuddin is a pace-bowling all-rounder who first appeared to be in domestic T20 cricket for Comilla Victorians. He led in his local career and got a chance for the national team.
In the past, Pace bowling all-rounder had been a rare commodity in Bangladesh cricket. However, The emergence of Saif Uddin has solved the problem to some extent. He is a very handy cricketer with both bat and bowl. So far, he has proved his worth as an all-rounder.
He has shown his maturity in the bowling in different situations of the game.
Area of Improvement
His fitness level is the primary concern, and he is struggling with his health after his arrival. Apart from that, he looked like an excellent prospect for the Bangladesh cricket team.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz
Mehedi Hasan Miraz is one of the brightest young cricketers of Bangladesh cricket team. He started playing cricket at the age of 8, and his career began even before he was 14. The cricketer got his chance to shine in the team for under 19 World Cup in 2016.
He is arguably the most agile fielder of the team. So often he saves precious runs in the field for Bangladesh. His mental strength during the pressure situation is noticeable. Meanwhile, his leadership skills are another key element of him. Although he has not captained Bangladesh team yet but certainly on the verge of the future captain of the group. Right now, there are very few spinners in the world who can bowl in the power play. However, he will be right at the top of the tree in this pedigree.
Area of Improvement
He has to improve his power-hitting ability, as his batting position demands more intent. Moreover, he has not been able to prove his worth in the T20I circuit. So he may add some variation in his armory to become more effective as a bowler in a shorter version. Recently he has been axed from Bangladesh T20I team due to his limited resources as a player.
Mosaddek Hossain started his career through the Under-19 World cup of 2012. At the age of 17, he impressed the nation by his outstanding performance in National and International matches. Mosaddek did his first century in his second List A game while playing for a sports club. Though Mosaddek didn’t perform very well in test matches, he rocket T20s and ODIs. His performance kept improving with time, and now he is leading among the youngster cricketers of the national team.
Mossadeq Hossain is a perfect example of Streetsmart cricketer and does know his limitation very much. He is very good at playing the bowl in the vacant place. Recently he has shown some encouraging performance as well.
Area of Improvement
Probably the weakest fielder of the team. He has to improve a lot in his fitness to become more competitive. Currently, he is playing the finisher role of the group, so he needs to improve his big-hitting capability. Meanwhile, sometimes, he finds difficulty in the strike rotation. He needs some improvement in this particular area. Moreover, his weakness against the spin bowlers is also very much evident as well.
Afif Hasan is still a newbie in international cricket, but he has shown some glimpses of his potential as an all-rounder. His fearless approach is the most standout feature. However, he needs to continue to improve his skill levels to become a future star.
Area of Improvement
He had to improve his temperament and mental strength as a player to become more effective as a player in the future.
Senior players holding the team
Shakib will be staying away from the game for a quite long period. Meanwhile, the senior players are not leaving hope and letting go of the group. They are holding back and keeping the team healthy enough to carry on. The senior players are guiding the other members well to maintain the team well.
The team is already built in such a way that the missing of one player won’t let it breakdown. Players like Musfiqur Rahman, Tamim Iqbal, and Mahmudullah Riyad are setting an example for every player in the battleground now. They can assure their mate Shakib that they will not let the trend of success go down during this hard time of Bangladesh cricket. On the other side, Shakib has wished good luck for the team to go and rock in the upcoming tests and T20 series.
Though Bangladesh cricket team still doesn’t have players in the scale of Shakib Al-Hassan, they can even cope up with the situation and take this legacy ahead. The players are ready to continue leading in all the games and keep it up till Shakib is back again. The team will keep on improving, and they will reach a peak when Shakib is back with us.
Blog Post assisted by Nimu Haque
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