Bangladesh superstar and possibly the greatest cricketer the country has produced, Shakib Al Hasan, is done serving his time during the ban.
He is now eligible for national selection, and his upcoming comeback is a delight to not only the fans but also his teammates.
Shakib Al Hasan was banned last year for twelve months after failing to report a bookie approach.
He is one of the most successful players in the country and an integral part of the side.
His all-round abilities make him worth twice the regular player.
He can bat at three and bowl his quota, which makes him an asset to Bangladesh and cricket in general.
He is likely to walk into the side straightaway and fill the void created by him.
Captain Mahmudullah feels Shakib Al Hasan will not show any rustiness on return and will continue from where he left off.
Shakib was one of the best players in the 2019 World Cup, becoming the first cricketer to pick up ten wickets and score 600 runs in a single edition.
He scored crucial runs against top tier teams and ensured Bangladesh fought for a spot in the semis until the end.
Before the suspension, Shakib was captain of the test and T20 side, and his absence caused a headache to a side under transition.
With the side’s best player returning, the team balance is likely to be restored, and Bangladesh will again be a tough team to beat.
The next international assignment for Bangladesh is in January 2021 against the West Indies.