Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Shakib Al Hasan joins Dwayne Bravo in elite T20 list


Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took 300th wicket in the Twenty20 format when he sent back Rohit Sharma during the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday night.

Shakib joined an elite list of only two players to have achieved the double of 4000 runs and 300 wickets in T20 cricket. Dwayne Bravo, the 34-year-old all-rounder from Trinidad, has already got there way ahead of him.

Bravo has been one of the great T20 players over the years, and has a tally of 5607 runs to go with 417 wickets, well ahead of Hasan’s 4069 runs and 300 strikes.

Both of them are well off the top when it comes to most runs, though, with Chris Gayle heading the list with 11,297 runs and 25 other players on the table ahead of Bravo.

With the ball, Bravo is right on top, and is followed by Lasith Malinga (348), Sunil Narine (325) and Hasan.

Apart from them, Shahid Afridi also has 300 T20 wickets.

Hasan, playing for Hyderabad in the IPL, has been one of the better performers as the team has registered four wins in their six matches.

The Bangladesh all-rounder has scored 89 runs at a strike rate of 130.88 with a best of 27, and picked up six wickets with an economy rate of 7.33.

Hasan is also ranked No.1 in the list of all-rounders in the ICC Test Player Rankings, and No.1 and No.3 in the corresponding lists for one-day international and T20 International cricket.

Bravo, meanwhile, has been solid with the bat in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings, hitting 104 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 200, but hasn’t quite got it right with the ball, conceding runs at 10.31 and picking up just four wickets in five games.


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