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Shakib Al Hasan. Credit: AFP

On Monday, the Bangladesh team suffered a big blow as a day after West Indies recorded the highest successful chase in Asia, star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the second Test match in Dhaka.

Shakib Al Hasan sustained a strain in his left thigh on Day 2 of the first Test match in Chattogram. He batted in the first innings and scored 68 runs from 150 deliveries; the left-hander could only bowl 6 overs in West Indies’ first innings and left the field.

Shakib Al Hasan, who had recovered from a groin injury sustained in the third ODI just in time to participate in the first Test, didn’t bat or bowl in the second innings and now has been ruled out of the second and last Test of the series which commences on 11th February. Shakib will leave the bio-bubble and will be under the surveillance and treatment of the BCB Medical Team in Dhaka.

Shakib Al Hasan

“Having recovered from his previous groin injury ahead of the first Test and successfully managing to bat in the Bangladesh first innings as well as send down six overs, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has suffered a strain in a different region of his left thigh while fielding on day two. The BCB medical team will continue to treat and review his progress over the course of the first Test,” a BCB statement said.

Bangladesh desperately missed their experienced all-rounder in the second innings as Kyle Mayers smashed a record-breaking 210* on debut to give West Indies a lead in the series.

Shakib Al Hasan returns to the Bangladesh team after a year

The 3-match ODI series against the West Indies which preceded the Test series marked the return of Shakib Al Hasan to international cricket after being banned for a year by the ICC for not reporting a corrupt approach.

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Shakib Al Hasan. Credit: Twitter

The southpaw failed to report approached by a bookie, Deepak Aggarwal, to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). The all-rounder was approached thrice by the bookie in order to gain some confidential information.

The 33-year-old returned to international cricket with a bang; he was Man of the Match in the first ODI for his 4/8 with the ball. He then struck a couple of half-centuries in the next two ODIs bagging the Man of the Series award as the hosts clean-swept West Indies. Shakib will be up for grabs in the upcoming IPL 2021 auction.

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