Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shakib Al Hasan becomes the seventh player in the elite all-rounder club

Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has picked up his 200th ODI wicket in the third ODI against South Africa on Wednesday (15 July 205). With this achievement, he has entered into the elite club of all-rounder. He has become one of the seven players who have scored 4000 runs and taken 200 wickets, a double, in ODI cricket format.
Shakib Al Hasan has achieved the rare feat playing the lowest number of matches- 156. He is just behind Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (323), South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (273), Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi (395) and Abdul Razzaq (269), and New Zealand’s Chris Cairns (201). However, he is above New Zealand’s Chris Harris by run but is two wickets away from him.
When Shakib started the third ODI against the Proteas, he had 198 wickets on his tally. He joined the ‘double’ club taking the wickets of Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla in the first spell, and then crossed it by taking the wicket of Farhaan Behardien.

Another Bangladeshi player who also reached the 200-wicket milestone is Mashrafe Moratza.