Bangladesh’s talisman all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the forthcoming ODI series against New Zealand with a fractured finger. Hasan has sustained an injury to his ring injury. The southpaw batsman suffered a blow to his finger in the Bangladesh Premier League final while facing Sri Lanka’s all-rounder Thisara Perera.
Consequently, Hasan has suffered a fracture in his ring finger. An x-ray was carried out which has found out the fracture in the left-hand finger of Shakib Al Hasan.
Big blow for Bangladesh.
“An x-ray was done after the match and the results have confirmed a fracture on the left ring finger. The affected area will now have to be immobilized for around three weeks,” BCB Senior Physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan is expected to take a recuperating time of three weeks. Hence, he is going to miss the first Test match against the Blackcaps, which will begin from February 28. Thus, it is going to be difficult to see Shakib Al Hasan in action on the New Zealand soil.
Furthermore, with the World Cup on the cards, Bangladesh is not going to take risk of getting in Shakib Al Hasan before he is cleared to play. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan had gone under the knife when his finger was infected with pus during the Asia Cup 2018. However, it was not the same finger which is now injured. Thus, Shakib will like to make a roaring comeback before the World Cup.
The first ODI will take place on 13 February at Napier. Bangladesh and New Zealand will take on each other in three ODIs and as many Test matches. The Tigers will lock horns with Windies and Ireland in the tri-series before the ICC World Cup 2019.