But the way he rejuvenated himself as a bowler, experts believes it is not far from his reach. Even though the West Indies wicket of late started assisting the pacers like 1990's, Shakib still took 6-33 in an innings at Kingston in Bangladesh's last series in West Indies in 2018.

Shakib, however, is back again in Caribbean island as a captain after Mominul Haque choosing to step down to concentrate more on batting.


Bangladesh so far won four matches against West Indies in 18 encounters. All four wins came under the captaincy of Shakib even though officially Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was the captain when Bangladesh beat West Indies for the first time in 2009. But in that match, Mashrafe was injured on the day one of the Test and therefore Shakib had to lead the side throughout the match.

Kayes said Shakib is the perfect person to lead the side at this moment as Bangladesh have been going through a bad patch in the Test cricket.

"You know better than how he (Shakib) is as a captain," Kayes, who joins Bangladesh Tigers camp in a bid to force his way back to national side, said.

"He is proactive as a captain on the field. He is such a player who can motivate the young players. If we get Shakib regularly, I think it will benefit Bangladesh cricket."

Kayes, however, is hopeful that Bangladesh this time will change their record against West Indies who won the last four matches between the two sides.

"I know we couldn't play well against West Indies in the last few matches. But this time we got a balanced side. We have a good pace attack and our spinners are naturally gifted," Kayes remarked.

"I don't want Bangladesh to loss the match. If they are not able to win the match, I want them to draw the match at least. I hope that we'll get something better."

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