Shakib ruled out of T20 World Cup
Premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 World Cup due to a hamstring injury, confirmed the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) through a press release today.
The 34-year-old will not be taking part in Bangladesh's last two Super 12 clashes against South Africa and Australia on November 2 and 4 respectively.
"Shakib sustained a left lower hamstring strain while fielding during the match against the West Indies. 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," Bangladesh Team Doctor Debashis Chowdhury was quoted as saying in the press release.
It was also informed that Shakib's condition will be reviewed by the BCB medical team in a week or two.
Shakib suffered a hamstring injury during Bangladesh's game against West Indies on Friday. Shakib, who had opened the batting in that game, was seen struggling while running between the wickets and had also walked off the ground for sometime during fielding. Shakib, however, had completed his four-over spell with the ball in that game.
Bangladesh already have a few injury concerns in the side, with wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan Sohan sitting out the Windies game due to an injury in his abdominal area which he picked up during practice before Tigers' clash against England.
Mohammad Saifuddin was also ruled out of the marquee event due to a recurring back pain and the all-rounder was replaced by Rubel Hossain, who stayed with the team in the UAE as a reserve player.
However, Bangladesh do not have any more reserve players with them for the World Cup and it was confirmed by the BCB that it will not take a replacement for Shakib.