Shakib played a great innings of 82 runs off 65 balls on the way to win the team in the much discussed match against Sri Lanka. Shakib injured his left finger while playing the innings. After the match, an X-ray revealed Shakib’s finger laceration. Due to which the Bangladesh captain was dropped from the match against Australia on November 11. Shakib is returning home this evening. A BCB source said that who will join the team as Shakib’s replacement will be announced tomorrow.
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BCB Physio Bayezdul Islam said about Shakib’s injury, ‘At the beginning of the innings (against Sri Lanka), Shakib injured his left index finger. But he continued batting with tape and painkillers. After the match in Delhi, his finger was urgently X-rayed. Where the tear is confirmed. It will take three to four weeks for him to recover. Shakib will return to the country today for rehabilitation.
Bangladesh will now face Australia in an important match without Shakib. The match is life-or-death for Bangladesh to secure the Champions Trophy. BCB has not said whether anyone will be included as Shakib’s replacement.
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After keeping their Champions Trophy hopes alive with a 3-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, Shakib said, ‘Australia are a very good team. title contender We had a good match today. If we can maintain this, we can play a good match (also against Australia). We believe this win will help for that. If we win that, then maybe we will qualify. So it’s a life-death situation for us. We will try to win the match with everything.’