Bangladesh Cricket team did not have a good start to the new year as they lost One-day International tri-series followed by the Test series against Sri Lanka. However, with the T20I series looming ahead, Bangladesh suffered another blow. This time their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out from the starter of the series.
Meanwhile, Shakib sustained a hand injury which kept him out of action for quite some time. He suffered a wrist injury during the finals of the tri-series.
In addition, he had to receive stitches following the injury. Shakib is certainly not in line to play the first T20 on February 15.
Minhajul Abedin confident about Shakib’s return:
However, chief selector Minhajul Abedin looked optimistic about Shakib’s return in the second fixture.
“We knew that he might not be available for the opening T20 but we are hopeful that he will be in back in action when we will play the series concluding game in Sylhet,” Minhajul said to DailyNews.lk.
Shakib looked gloomy:
Shakib looked practical when answering the same question. While the team management looked hopeful, Shakib didn’t look that optimistic.
Pertinent to mention that, Shakib Al Hasan looks to come back in the Nidahas Trophy as healing the injury completely.
“I don’t think I will be available in the T20 series. The doctor told me that it will take two weeks to heal fully. I am looking forward to playing in the Nidahas Cup by completing my rehab fully during the upcoming two weeks,” Shakib said.
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