Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder who very rarely talks about his bowling admitted that it is time to focus on it during their post match presentation after their last game against Pakistan in New Zealand. The feeling stemming from just one bad performance led him into thinking this way but there were other factors involved as well such as Shak being Without Wickets Overall In These Last Four T20 Matchups.
Shakib Al Hasan’s performance with the ball was not up to scratch in this tri-series, he bowled three games and only managed two overs of bowling per game. He says it is his job as well score runs for team; however there are some areas which need improvement like taking wickets or catching balls thrown at him from close range (the closer you are).
In the past, Shakib Al Hasan has rarely chosen to come into attack against left-handed batters. This was established back in 2017 when he opted not bowl despite being captain of Dhaka Dynamites against Rangpur Riders’ Chris Gayle who is a talented stroke player and one demanding dangerous deliveries from all pace bowlers including himself .
Shakib recently appeared in an interview where he discussed how the Australian conditions have been tough on him and his team-mates. He said that while they were able to beat Australia at home last year, this tour will be very different without Aussie skipper Steve Smith who was banned for 5 years following a corruption scandal within their premier league cricket organization Cricket Australia (CA).
He also noted there are no spins or deliveries coming from wide leagues outside of Test matches so it’ll difficult when facing left handed batter.
His childhood mentor doesn’t totally disagree with it though – since 2021 this artist played 27 T20Is but only picked seven wickets.