Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 squad due to a hamstring injury. Bangladesh team is not getting Shakib in the remaining two matches of Super Twelve. No one is being taken as his alternative. The BCB said in a press release this evening.
Regarding Shakib’s injury, BCB doctor Debashish Chowdhury said, “Shakib got a hamstring injury while fielding against West Indies. Although he managed to finish the game that day, Shakib’s pain increased at the end of the game. Later Shakib was diagnosed with grade-1 injury. We will review it in a week. ‘
Shakib got injured while fielding in the last match of Bangladesh team against West Indies. After that he left the field for a while but later returned to the field and bowled four overs. He also batted with injury. However, he could not make more than 9 runs in the opening.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan is also battling with injury. He was rested due to injury against the West Indies. The chances of getting Nurul against South Africa are also slim. Today, Debashish Chowdhury said, “I have given Nurul a complete rest for three days. His condition will be reviewed tomorrow. Then we will know about his game. ‘
Meanwhile, pace bowling all-rounder Saifuddin has already dropped out of the World Cup due to injury. In the meantime, he has returned to the country. Experienced fast bowler Rubel Hossain has joined the team as his replacement.
The news of one injury after another is adding to the frustration of Bangladesh’s forgotten World Cup campaign. Bangladesh somehow overcame the challenge of the first round of the World Cup, which started with a loss to Scotland. Mahmudullah has witnessed more nightmares in Super Twelve. After Sri Lanka and England, Bangladesh also lost against West Indies. The Bangladesh team is almost certain to return home from the World Cup Super Twelve.