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Shakib picks his best Tiger XI



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ODI number 1 all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has selected his best XI among the cricketers of Bangladesh. Despite considering himself and Mashrafe bin Mortaza in this XI, Shakib has selected Habibul Bashar as captain in his squad. The Southpaw picked this XI on Daraz's Facebook Live.

Apart from Shakib and Mashrafe, the other three cricketers from the ‘Panchapandab’, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad are also in the XI.

Shakib likes former opener Javed Omar Belim as Tamim's partner in the opening slot. Number three is Mohammad Ashraful. Former spinner Mohammad Rafique's name is also in Shakib's favorite XI.

The other two fast bowlers along with Mashrafe are Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.

“It’s really hard to name eleven players like that in a hurry. Even then, if we start from that opener, Tamim. Second opener Javed Omar Belim. At number three is Mohammad Ashraful. Shakib Al Hasan (laughs). Then Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad. Mohammad Rafique at number seven. Eight Mashrafe bin Mortaza. Habibul Bashar captain. Two fast bowlers Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman" said Shakib. 

Shakib’s XI: Habibul Bashar (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Javed Omar Belim, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Rafique, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.