Shakib signs for crap second division county

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We’d sooner Shakib Al Hasan had signed for a first division county, but don’t underestimate the significance of a Bangladeshi clambering aboard the treadmill.

It means that while they might be three-and-a-half years late, Worcestershire have cottoned on to the fact that this is a good player – despite the fact that he’s from Bangladesh. Maybe it’s because international batting averages are routinely qualified with: ‘but if you take out Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, his average falls to 36’. Bangladeshi cricket is there to be overlooked, it seems.

Worcestershire will do well and Shakib will learn a lot. He’s still only 22, so this is probably going to come back to haunt England one day.


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  1. As a part-time Worcestershire fan, resident of the fine county, and reasonably regular attendee at New Road, my world is a happier place.

  2. it’s a wise decision to be taking the no.1 allrounder in. At the end of the day he might not be able to win the title for WCCC all by himself…but surely he is gonna be a great inclusion for this county outfit.

  3. You’ve been “out” before, KC, and I have photographic proof! I am going to see Shakib and may have to get some kind of special kingcricket tshirt made for the occasion.

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