Taskin Ahmed had been suffering from a shoulder injury since Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa last year and the injury flared up during the World Cup in India. The BCB has now decided to go for conservative treatment for Taskin and give him rest for four weeks.
Cricket Australia took a deep dive into Australia’s World Cup campaign in India and pointed out the five biggest risks the world champions took in the tournament-
There remains a heavy cloud cover but despite rain threats looming, the toss took place at the scheduled time.
It was never in doubt, and probably only a matter of when than if for star India batter Virat Kohli, who now occupies the highest pedal in ODI cricket.
India legend Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at critics who claimed that the pitch of the first World Cup semifinal between hosts India and New Zealand had been changed without the consent of the ICC and at the behest of the BCCI.
While South Africa insist they will not be burdened by scarring from their chequered record in World Cup knockout matches, Australia are counting on having experienced World Cup winners giving them a boost when the two old rivals face off in a much-anticipated semifinal in Kolkata on Thursday.
In Sunday's final, India will face either Australia or South Africa who play their semi-final on Thursday.
“It’s a difficult decision but I feel it is the right time for this call,” Babar informed.