Shakib Al Hasan’s team was difficult to find in the IPL this time in the performance of the last edition. However, he had a hope as the two teams increased from this event. Shakib Al Hasan did not get a team in the 15th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). In the two-day long IPL auction, the top star of Bangladesh had to be disappointed even though he was named in two rounds. Although Shakib remained unsold, Mustafizur Rahman got the team. Delhi Capitals has picked Bangladesh pacer for the team at a base price of Rs 2 crore.
The value of Bangladeshi cricketers in the IPL is always low. With the performance of T20, they have not been able to take the place of world cricket in that way yet. Shakib was an exception here. Later Mostafizur Rahman also joined it. At the beginning of his career, Shakib was unsold at auction for the first time in 2009 and 2010. After that he played regularly once without ban and once without national engagement.
After becoming a big star, this time Shakib had to be disappointed from the first auction. Thus, many big stars do not get teams in IPL. This time no one was interested in taking stars like Steven Smith, Suresh Raina, Wayne Morgan, Aaron Finch. Not getting Shakib’s team is nothing bigger than that.
However, his team has not been found big for Bangladesh. This time Mostafiz is the only representative of Bangladesh in IPL. Delhi Capitals has picked him for a base price of Rs 2 crore.
The reason for not getting Shakib’s team
The main reason for Shakib not getting the team this time is the performance of the last event. In the next match after returning from the ban, Kolkata Knight Riders took Shakib to the team for Rs 3 crore 20 lakh after fighting with Punjab Kings. His performance was not even close to the expectations of the team. He averaged just 9.40 and played a strike rate of 96.91 with just 48 runs in 6 matches. He took 4 wickets with the ball.
Shakib is mainly considered as a bowling all-rounder in the IPL. Appreciation has waned as his bowling has become somewhat borrowed. The teams want to increase their batting strength by working with local Indian spinners in Shakib’s place.
Another reason behind not getting Shakib team is Sri Lanka series. He left himself vacant for the IPL during the Test series in South Africa. But at the end of the IPL in May, Shakib kept himself busy for the Sri Lanka series at home. How many matches he could not get in the last part of IPL. However, if these calculations are done, then Sri Lanka’s enemy Chamira, Chamika Karunaratne should not get the team. They will come to play Test in Bangladesh. However, the team got in the IPL.
Mumbai Indians have taken Jofra Archer for Rs 6 crore. He will miss one match this season due to injury. But kept him for the next season. In fact, Shakib could not consider these effects.
Commenting on Star Sports’ analysis, commentator Akash Chopra also said, “It is not certain how long Shakib will be available. That could be a factor. But another big thing is that despite being a very good all-rounder, his stats in the IPL are simple,
This time he did well in BPL but in fact it did not have any effect.