Sports Desk: While the Bangladesh national cricket team is busy in their final preparation for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has wished to bat at no.3 position in ODI cricket.
The 32-year-old all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the second most ODI run-scorer for Bangladesh. The left-handed middle-order batsman has scored 5,638 runs in 184 ODI innings with an average of 35.45.
Shakib most commonly bats at no.5 position in ODI cricket. At no.5 batting position, he has scored 3,852 runs in 125 innings with an average of 35.33 and strike-rate of 83.93. He scored five centuries and 30 half-centuries at this batting position.
Shakib Al Hasan has wished to bat at no.3 in ODI cricket and also revealed the reason.
However, he has recently wished to bat at no.3 position in the present ODI cricket. Talking about this desire, Shakib has clarified that he is not getting enough time to bat at the no.5 position due to the stronger top-order batting performances. Shakib has already expressed this desire to his national team, but he has no problem to bat at any position for the national team.
Shakib has batted at no.3 position in 13 ODI innings where he has scored 492 runs with an average of 41.00. The left-handed batsman has scored five half-centuries at this position, and his highest score at this position is 97 runs.
Since January 2018, Shakib has batted at the no.3 position for most times for Bangladesh ODI side. While Soumya Sarkar is in the second position in this list with five ODI innings at this position, Shakib has played 11 ODI innings at this position since 2018.
Since early 2018, Shakib Al Hasan constantly fought with his fitness issues. However, at present, he is fitter and ready for the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
risingbd/Dhaka/May 10, 2019/AKA