Bangladesh is dealt with a massive blow ahead of the second Test of the two-match series against West Indies, starting from February 11 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka as their ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the Test series after sustaining an injury of his left-thigh.
Shakib had suffered a left-thigh injury during the second day of the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram while he was trying to stop a ball of his bowling with his foot. Though after the injury he continued to bowl for a while longer, he could neither bat nor bowl after leaving the field later that afternoon.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) issued an official statement regarding the fitness of Shakib Al Hasan stating that the team’s medical team will continue to monitor the all-rounder but for the time being he has been allowed to leave the bio-bubble. However, the cricket body has not announced any replacement for Shakib. An 18-member squad has been named for the two-match Test series against West Indies.
“After careful consideration it has been confirmed that he will not be available for the second Test,” read the BCB’s press statement.
Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged the Player of the Series in ODIs
This is Shakib’s second injury on the trot as he had suffered a groin niggle during the last One Day International of the three-match series against West Indies, on January 25 in Chattogram. After the injury, the all-rounder hadn’t featured in the rest of the game and had joined the Bangladesh contingent after a few days as he regained his fitness.
Despite the injury in the last game, Shakib Al Hasan was named as the Player of the Series in the three One Day Internationals for his match-defining knocks in all the games. In the first ODI, he impressed with the ball by returning with the figures of 4 for 8. This was followed by the all-rounder showcasing his batting skills as he hammered 43 not-out and 51 runs in the second and third ODI to help Bangladesh clean-sweep the visitors by 3-0 at home.
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