After having his request for a break from Test cricket granted, Shakib Al Hasan explained his reasons for the hiatus.
Shakib Al Hasan has been granted a break from Bangladesh Test duty as the Tigers prepare to tour South Africa.
Shakib Al-Hasan has requested a break from Test cricket, possibly ruling him out of Bangladesh's tours to South Africa and the West Indies.
Shakib Al Hasan's 10 wickets and half-century inspired Bangladesh to victory over Australia, earning the praise of his captain.
There was jubilation in Dhaka as Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time in Test cricket on a dramatic fourth day.
Bangladesh finished day two of the first Test with Australia 88 runs ahead after Shakib Al Hasan made history by taking five wickets.
Australia claimed three wickets in the first four overs, but ended Sunday in peril at 18-3 in reply to Bangladesh's 260.
Bangladesh's new mindset leaves them feeling "unbeatable at home" ahead of a two-Test series against Australia, says Shakib Al Hasan.
Mashrafe Mortaza says his retirement from T20Is will promote a young generation, with Shakib Al Hasan likely to take over as captain.
Sri Lanka salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh, who could only make 210 in reply to 280-9 in the final one-day international.