Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh Cricket Team
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Bangladesh talisman all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become the second player to score 1000 runs and scalp more than 25 wickets in the World Cup history. Hasan is currently the leading run-getter of the tournament with 476 runs. The southpaw is in dream form and he would like to continue his dream form going.

On the other hand, Sanath Jayasuriya was the first player to score 1000 runs and take 25 wickets in the World Cup. Jayasuriya went on to score 1165 runs and took 27 wickets in 38 matches. Meanwhile, Hasan has thus far amassed 1016 runs and he has taken 28 wickets in only 27 matches in the World Cup history. In fact, the left-hander is looking good for more runs and wickets.

ICC World Cup 2019: Shakib Al Hasan Becomes Second Player To Score 1000 Runs & Scalp 25 World Cup Wickets

Hasan is in sublime form.

Shakib Al Hasan had also become the quickest all-rounder to score 6000 runs and 250 wickets in the One Day International format. The Bangladesh vice-captain had reached the landmark in 202 matches.

Hasan scored a fine knock of 51 runs in the ongoing match against Afghanistan. However, his innings was put paid by Mujeeb Ur Rahman when he was plumbed in front of the wickets. Moreover, Mushfiqur Rahim has completed his fifty and he is looking good for a big score against Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton in the 31st match of the tournament.

Sanath Jayasuriya (Credits – AFP)

Thus, Shakib Al Hasan has been a consistent performer for the Bangladesh side. He had to convince the team management to let him bat at number three position and he has been able to grab his opportunity with both hands.

Shakib Al Hasan has thus far amassed 6194 runs in 204 One Day Internationals at an average of 37.31 and he has taken 254 wickets for the Tigers.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh has won two of the six matches they have played in the tournament. The Tigers have lost three games whereas one match ended in no result.

Player Matches Runs Wickets
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 1165 27
Shakib Al Hasan 27 1016 28

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