Shakib Al Hasan, 2019 World Cup
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Last Update on: October 8th, 2018 at 07:21 pm

Bangladesh was in for an unexpected shock ahead of the 2019 World Cup next year, as star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan remains in doubt for the quadrennial event in England.

Shakib Al Hasan doubtful for World Cup

However, Shakib Al Hasan played with an injury during the Asia Cup 2018 and was the main reason why the injury got aggravated. If the news is true, it will undoubtedly be the most significant blow for the Bangladesh Tigers. Failing to take necessary steps after the injury has taken its toll on the experienced cricketer.

Shakib Al Hasan is currently in Australia, and as per suggestions from the doctor, he won’t be able to undergo the reoperation at least for the next six months. It got confirmed by the Australian physician he won’t be put under the knife until the infection is gone. It must be guaranteed that there are no traces of the infection in the bone.

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018
Shakib Al Hasan is doubtful for the 2019 World Cup. (Credits – Getty Images)

“Since there is no chance of doing surgery till around six months elapse, because of the infection. If that [infection] remains [when the surgery is done] then the hand will be ruined, so no one will take that chance. We have to wait till it’s a hundred per cent sure that the infection is gone,” Shakib was quoted as saying in a leading English daily.

“When the medication stops after one-and-a-half to two months we have to wait for one or two more months to see if the infection increases. I will also have to play to see if the infection increases. When all the tests are done, and we are sure that there is no chance of the infection coming back or increasing, we can go for surgery. It may take six months or one year. Doctors are thinking six months to a year,” Shakib added.

Shakib Al Hasan feels he won’t make it to the 2019 World Cup

As per the Bangladesh Cricket Board Officials, further details of the current state of Shakib will be known after the test results arrive in the next few days. Shakib will be under the supervision of Dr Gregory Hoy at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne for the next eight days. He is under 72 hours observation from the doctors who have given antibiotics and injections to eradicate the infection soon.

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan reveals his surgery had gone well. Image Courtesy: Getty

Shakib Al Hasan sustained the injury during the tri-nation ODI series final against Sri Lanka in January this year. He was not included in the two Tests, and a couple of T20I’s against the Lankans.

Shakib Al Hasan returned to action in March for the Nidahas Trophy 201b8 ut was advised to undergo an operation at a suitable time. Before the Asia Cup 2018, he said he was only 20 to 30 per cent fit.

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