Shakib Al Hasan, also known as Saqibul Hasan, (born 24 March 1987 in Magura) is a Bangladeshi cricketer who made his One-Day International debut against Zimbabwe in August 2006. He is a left-handed middle order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He emerged from Bangladesh's only educational sports institution. Hasan is a slow left-arm orthodox. He has played in 12 under-19 ODIs for Bangladesh, taking 15 wickets. He took his first Test wicket against South Africa, bowling AB De Villiers. He has become an increasingly important part of Bangladeshi Test cricket including taking a record breaking seven wicket haul and scoring a half century against New Zealand in October 2008. He then got 5/70 and 96 against Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day test at Dhaka, for which he was named man of the match. He is currently ranked as the best ODI all-rounder in the world according to the ICC ODI rankings. Although he was part of the auction of players for the 2009 Indian Premier League, Hasan was not chosen by any team and no bids were made for him. This was despite being rated as the world's best ODI all-rounder at the time. Mashrafe Mortaza, who was bought in the auction, said "I would have been a lot happier if Shakib had got a team because he truly deserved it for his sensational form with the bat and ball".