Bangladesh stalwart Shakib Al Hasan will miss the team’s remaining games of the 20-20 World Cup. Shakib picked up a hamstring injury in the game against West Indies. The all-rounder pulled a muscle while chasing a delivery in the fifth over. He was in constant discomfort but continued to field and completed his quota of overs. Later, he opened the innings for Bangladesh, mainly because of his limitations owing to the injury but could not cut loose. Bangladesh are out of contention for the playoffs having lost all their three games of the 20-20 World Cup. They now have two games left against South Africa and Australia.
“Shakib sustained a left lower hamstring strain while fielding during the match against the West Indies,” team doctor Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. “In clinical examination it was diagnosed as an injury of Grade 1 intensity. He is ruled out from participation in the last two matches of the tournament and until further review.”
Shakib had a decent outing for Bangladesh with the ball and scalped eleven wickets in six games. He also scored 131 runs, way below what Bangladesh would have expected of him.
Meanwhile, the team is also sweating over the fitness of wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan, who missed the last game against the West Indies as well. Bangladesh next play South Africa on November 2.