Shakib speculated to be best bowler in this T20 WC

Staff Reporter 2021-10-17, 12:17am Cricket

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DHAKA -Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer predicted that Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will be the best bowler in this edition of Twenty20 World Cup, which set to start tomorrow (Sunday) jointly in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Coetzer and his troop however will face off Shakib Al Hasan and his Bangladesh team on the very first day of the cricket's third biggest extravaganza.

Before the World Cup, there is a virtual chat called 'Captain's Call' going on every day. Coetzer was joined on Saturday by Pakistan captain Babar Azam, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka and Oman captain Jisan Maqsood.

Anchored by former Irish cricketer and commentator Neil O'Brien, the captains shared their thoughts at the event.

At one point, O'Brien wanted to know from the four captains that who are going to be the best batter and bowler in this World Cup. First came the turn of Coetzer who picked up Babar Azam as the probable best batter and Shakib as best bowler.

He also admits facing Shakib Al Hasan in the tournament's opening game will be huge challenging for his side.

The Oman captain also chose Babar as the batter but he didn't name any specific bowler. The Sri Lankan captain named India's Rohit Sharma as the probable best batter and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan as the best bowler possible.

Babar himself predicted New Zealand captain Kane Williams will be the best batter in this World Cup while he picked up his teammate Hasan Ali as the probable best bowler.BSS