Shakib was knocked out of the last match of the World Cup, returning to the country today
Sports Desk: Bangladesh broke the cycle of defeat in the World Cup by winning against Sri Lanka in the eighth match of the World Cup. Winning this match kept the hope of playing in the Champions Trophy alive. But they got big bad news before the last match. 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.
Shakib injured his left index finger while batting against the Lankans in Delhi on Monday. He was knocked out of the World Cup due to this injury. The X-ray report of the finger after the match showed a fracture. Bangladesh will play the last match of the World Cup against Australia in Pune on November 11. Shakib has to return home without playing the last match due to this injury. In this situation, not only the last match of the World Cup, but also from the two-match Test series against New Zealand, he may be dropped. Source: Banglatribune
About Shakib’s injury, the national team’s physio Bayezdul Islam Khan said, ‘Shakib got injured on 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.
After taking two wickets with the ball against the Lankans, Shakib played an effective innings of 82 runs with the bat. His all-round performance saw Bangladesh win by 3 wickets. Bangladesh will definitely miss this all-rounder who won the Man of the Match award in the last match. Shakib is supposed to start the rehabilitation process after returning home today. Report: Saidur Rahman, Editing: LR Badal