Shakib included in Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup squad led by Shanto | ICC Cricket World Cup Update

Experienced All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan Returns to Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup Squad, Boosting their Chances

Bangladesh has named experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan in their 15-man squad for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States. The 37-year-old has played 36 matches in previous editions of the tournament from 2007 to 2022. The team will be led by batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was appointed skipper in all three formats of the game earlier this year.

Shakib made a comeback to T20 international cricket after almost a year during the home series against Zimbabwe, where he claimed five wickets in two matches. Currently serving as a parliamentarian after winning a seat for the Awami League party in January, Shakib’s return to the squad adds depth and experience.

The squad also includes pace bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib, who impressed with two appearances in the recent series win against Zimbabwe. Shoriful Islam has been recalled after being rested for the final two matches. Bangladesh is placed in Group D for the World Cup, alongside Sri Lanka, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Nepal. They will kick off their campaign against Sri Lanka in Dallas on June 7.

Bangladesh’s squad boasts an impressive array of talent and experience across multiple formats of cricket. Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto has been leading his team well since being appointed skipper earlier this year. He will be joined by experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has played numerous games at this level over the years. Tanzid Hasan Tamim is another seasoned player who brings stability to Bangladesh’s batting lineup

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