Shakib’s inclusion against India will depend on scan report: Hathurusingha
Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha said that the inclusion of skipper Shakib Al Hasan for tomorrow's World Cup match against India in Pune will depend on the scan reports of the all-rounder's injury which the team management has apparently not received yet.
Shakib suffered a Grade-1 tear on his left quadriceps during Bangladesh's third match of the tournament against New Zealand on Friday. The 36-year-old trained in Pune on Tuesday when he did a warm-up session followed by a batting session in the nets.
"He had a good batting session yesterday. He did a bit of running between the wickets as well. We are waiting for the result of the scan we did today. We haven't tried his bowling yet. We will assess him tomorrow morning, and make a decision. If he is not ready to play, we won't risk it. If he is ready, there's a chance of him playing tomorrow," Hathurusingha told the reporters in the pre-match press conference.
If Shakib is not declared fit, Bangladesh will have Nasum Ahmed, Sheikh Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib to pick from in order to replace him.