Bangladesh National Cricket Team has suffered a huge blow as star spin bowling all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the entire ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 due to a hamstring injury.
Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh team is having a very poor run in the mega event having lost all three games so far and they have a net run rate of -1.069. Bangladesh after performing well in the Round 1 was placed in Group 1 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 along with Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh lost the first game against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets, got thrashed by England in the second game by 8 wickets and were defeated by West Indies in a very close encounter.
Shakib Al Hasan Having Memorable Run In ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Tournament
Before getting ruled out of the mega event due to a hamstring injury Shakib Al Hasan was having a sensational run in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. In six innings he was able to score 131 runs at an average of 21.83 and strike rate of 131, overall he is ranked 6th in the leading run-getters list. On the bowling side of things, Shakib was the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets under his belt.
The 34-year-old recently became the leading wicket-taker in T20Is as he went past legendary Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga. Shakib has played 94 T20 International games and bowled 347.3 overs scalping 117 wickets at an average of 19.79 economy of 6.66 and strike rate of 17.8. Shakib has also bagged one 5-wicket haul and five 4-wicket hauls in his successful career.
He also became the leading wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup history going past Shahid Afridi. In 31 T20 World Cup games, Bangladesh all-rounder has picked 41 wickets at an average of 17.29 economy of 6.43 and strike rate of 16.1.
Shakib Al Hasan getting ruled out will create problems for Bangladesh in the tournament but having nothing to lose now they can test the bench strength of the team.