Shakib, Mushfiq named in Guardian’s Test Team of the Year
2017 was surely not the best year for Bangladesh Cricket, but test wins against the likes of Sri Lanka and Australia were certainly commendable feats. The Tigers had individuals who had surpassed as well, their past 12 month’s performances skipper made Mushfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan make their ways into The Guardian’s team of the year. “This year my fellow selectors were Vic Marks, Ali Martin, Tim de Lisle, Rob Smyth, Adam Collins and Will Macpherson. We each picked our own XI, and when we tallied the votes, this is what we came up with,” Guardian’s Andy Bull wrote on the site. The team: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), David Warner (Australia), Steve Smith (Australia), Mitchell Starc (Australia), Nathan Lyon (Australia), Dean Elgar (South Africa), Kagiso Rabada (South Africa), Cheteshwar Pujara (India), Virat Kohli (India), and Jimmy Anderson (England).