Generally, in global T20 leagues, Bangladeshi cricketers do not get regular squads. One person who plays all over the world is Shakib Al Hasan. But even Shakib didn’t get a team at the start, during the auction of PSL’s eighth season. Several Bangladeshi cricketers were named in the PSL draft. But the franchisees did not show interest in buying them. But at the last minute, Shakib got the team.
Shakib was bought by Peshawar Zalmi. The Bangladeshi all-rounder won the PSL earlier for the team. Shakib has also shown good performance for Peshawar in that season. Maybe that’s why the old team remembered him once again. Peshawar brought Shakib into the team from the reserve supplementary category. In that case, his price will be the figure of the base price in the draft.
However, Lahore Qalandars also wanted to bring Shakib to the team from the reserve supplementary. But in the end, they could not match the bat-ball. Later Peshawar seized that opportunity. The team’s key player Sherfan Rutherford suffered a hamstring injury while playing in the International League Twenty20. Shakib was taken by Babar Azam’s team to fill his deficiency.
Since Shakib’s team withdrew from the BPL, Shakib has been with the Peshawar team since the beginning. The world’s best all-rounder will play PSL till February 26. After that, Shakib will return to Bangladesh to play the home series against England. After that series of three ODIs and T20 matches, he will not have a chance to go to PSL again. Meanwhile, the supporters of the team also expressed their excitement about Shakib. Many reacted on social media and said that they are waiting to see Shakib’s magic on the field.
Meanwhile, Shakib’s performance in the current BPL was worth seeing. He has spread light with the bat in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Played big innings one after another with a flurry of fours and sixes. He also kept the strike rate above 150. Shakib has also shown considerable efficiency with the ball. Although he did not get many wickets in this tournament. Fans expect to see great performance in the PSL too. Time will tell how much Shakib can fulfill the expectations of the fans.