Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan ruled out for the rest of the tournament owing to a hamstring injury.
During the game against West Indies on Friday, Shakib picked up an injury in his left leg. After 48 hours of observation, the medical team decided to rule him out for the remaining matches.
“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 got injured while chasing the ball in the 5th over of the game. He immediately went off the field but soon returned to complete his four over spell. He later went on to open the innings for Bangladesh. But he was seen limping while taking singles before being dismissed for 9 runs.
So far, Bangladesh have lost all three matches they have played in the Group stage of the tournament. The Mahmudullah led side is currently poised at the bottom of the table with two matches remaining. England dominate the group with three straight victories so far. Therefore, the team will not take a replacement for the ace all rounder as qualifying for playoffs from this stage looks impossible.
Wicket-keeper batsmen Nural Hasan is another player who is suffering from an injury. He missed the game against West Indies with a lower midriff injury. The medical team has told him to rest till November 1.
Bangladesh will take on South Africa on November 2 and will then face Australia in their last Super 12 match on November 4.
They are scheduled to play 3 T20Is and 2 Tests against Pakistan shortly after the conclusion of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup.
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