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Shakib returns to Tridents


Shakib returns to Tridents

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is back with the Barbados Tridents and is expected to join the team ahead of their match against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots at Kensington Oval on Saturday.

He will be replacing 19-year-old Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane who will be leaving for national duty.

Shakib has played in the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) before, representing both the Tridents and the Jamaica Tallawahs. It was during his first stint with the Tridents that he recorded the best ever bowling return in CPL history when he took 6/6 against Trinbago Knight Riders. 

He has played 56 Tests, 206 One-Day Internationals and 75 T20 Internationals for Bangladesh and was in outstanding form during this summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup where he scored 606 runs at a phenomenal average of 86.57.

Combined with his ability as a white ball bowler, Shakib will be a huge asset for the Tridents as they push for a spot in the Hero CPL knockout stages for the first time since 2016. 

The Tridents also announced that Dan Christian would no longer be available for this year’s tournament. He was replaced by English left arm pacer Harry Gurney who has played 10 ODIs and two T20 Internationals for his country. (PR/SAT)