Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will not be able to play the last match of the ongoing World Cup due to a finger injury. The rest of the members went to Pune for the last match, but Shakib is returning to Dhaka today.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the matter on Tuesday.
BCB said in a statement that Shakib injured his left index finger while playing an 82-run innings against Sri Lanka. Later X-ray shows that there is a tear. As a result, he will not be able to play the last match.
In the notification, BCB also said that Shakib, who was dropped, had caught a flight to Dhaka from Delhi. He will carry out the rehabilitation process after returning to the country.
National team physio Bayejidul Islam said, ‘Shakib injured his left hand at the beginning of batting. Twist the tap and continue batting. He was urgently x-rayed in Delhi. There are cracks in the pip joint. This injury will take three to four weeks to heal.
Shanto-Miraj will face Australia in their last match at the Maharashtra Stadium in Pune on Saturday (November 11). Before that, the Tiger army lost the best star of the team.
Shakib was also injured at the beginning of the current World Cup. During the team’s football practice, he got pain in his leg.
Although not in the warm-up matches, the world-class all-rounder played the opening three matches of the World Cup. Later he was injured again in the match against New Zealand. Then he was not in the playing XI for the match against India.
During the World Cup, Shakib had earlier left the team in Dhaka on October 25. There was no less controversy about his visit.
Later it is known that he came to Dhaka to work on batting with his childhood coach Nazmul Abedin Fahim who was suffering from runkhra. He also practiced in Mirpur for two days under Fahim.
After cutting short the three-day holiday, the Tigers captain joined the team in Kolkata on the evening of the second day. However, analysts believe that his absence in the last match will create an additional for the team.