Shakib enjoying new top-order role
Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have long been mainstays of Bangladesh’s batting, but Tamim has usually been in charge of providing the momentum at the top with Shakib finishing things from No. 5.
In the T20s, though, with Shakib having been bumped up to No. 3, the pair will be in charge of providing a good start. While the move potentially gives two of Bangladesh’s best batsmen more time in the middle, the team will have plenty to worry about if they are both dismissed early. That, though, has happened only once in seven matches in the last three months – against Ireland.
Shakib has so…
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