Bangladesh team had to hear the bad news after winning the eventful match against Sri Lanka. Captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the last match against Australia with a finger injury.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed the matter in a press release on Tuesday (November 7).
BCB said in a statement that Shakib hit his left index finger en route to his 82-run innings against Sri Lanka. X-ray shows that there are cracks. Due to this, he will not be able to play the match against Australia in Pune on November 11. Bangladesh’s World Cup will also end after this match. Not only the last match of the World Cup, but also the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
About Shakib’s injury, the national team’s physio Bayezdul Islam Khan said that Shakib injured his left index finger at the beginning of the batting innings. After the pain, he continued playing with painkillers besides taping his finger. An x-ray was done in Delhi after the match, the report revealed a fractured finger. This injury may take three to four weeks to heal.
Earlier, Shakib could not play the match against India due to thigh muscle injury in the current tournament. Vice-captain Shanto captained that match. The responsibility will fall on his shoulders in the last match as well. Bangladesh will face Australia next Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The match is very important for Bangladesh to ensure participation in the Champions Trophy.