Shakib Al Hasan: Leicestershire must enjoy FL t20

Shakib Al Hasan

Leicestershire all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan says the key to continuing their impressive record in the FL t20 competition is having fun.

The Foxes, who have won the event three times in its 10-year history, begin against Nottinghamshire on Friday.

Shakib, rated the world's top-ranked all-rounder in one-day internationals, told BBC Radio Leicester: "In T20, the main thing is about enjoying yourself.

"If you do that, more often than not you get success."

Bangladesh star Shakib, who bats left-handed and bowls left-arm spin, is Leicestershire's second overseas player for this summer's competition.

The 26-year-old will join Australia A batsman Joe Burns at Grace Road.

"We just need to play our game," Shakib added. "We have a huge amount of experience and that will help us immensely. I am very excited to be playing for Leicestershire."

BBC Radio Leicester will be providing live commentary of all of Leicestershire's FL t20 games this season, including the opening fixture against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday. You can hear the action on 104.9 FM, dab and online from 17:45 BST.