Shakib Al Hasan
One of the stalwarts in the history of Bangladesh cricket, Shakib Al Hasan made his First-Class debut against a touring Zimbabwe side. Though he could not put up any impactful performance in the match, a year of hard work rewarded him a national-team spot. Shakib has been a consistent performer, be it in Bangladesh or overseas. His technically sound batting in middle order has smashed many records while he is the team’s leading spinner as well.
In 2015, Shakib became the first player in history to attain the top-spot in ICC rankings for all-rounders across formats. He also has 5-fors against nine Test playing nations, thus becoming only the fourth bowler in history to do so.
Shakib’s performances earned him captaincy in 2009, when Mashrafe Mortaza’s injury kept him off the field. Shakib went on to lead Bangladesh in ICC World Cup 2011. Captaincy was then handed to Mushfiqur Rahim but Shakib regained it in 2017.