Shakib Al Hasan dropped from Dhaka Test
Dhaka, February 9: Ace all rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been dropped from the Dhaka Test after he picked up an injury during the first Test match against the West Indies in Chittagong.
After returning to Dhaka from Chittagong, Shakib Al Hasan did not stay at the team hotel. Breaking the bio-bubble, he went home. It was then understood that Shakib might not be able to play the second Test in Dhaka, which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed in a press release on Monday.
It is unknown at this time how many days it will take for him to regain match fitness. However, the medical team of BCB will take care of Shakib's thigh injury.
On the second day of the Chittagong Test, Shakib got out of the field due to a thigh injury. Even though it looked like the old injury had returned, it turned out to be a new one- on the left thigh. In the end, Shakib could not get on the field.
A statement from the BCB said, "Considering the situation very carefully, it has been decided that Shakib Al Hasan will not be in the squad for the second Test in Dhaka."
In the second innings of the Chittagong Test, the Bangladesh team received a massive setback as an inexperienced West Indies team pulled off a heist, scoring 395 runs. Debutant Kyle Mayers scored a double century in the second innings (the fourth innings of the match), thus becaming the only player in the history of Test Cricket to do so. He left the field unbeaten on 210 to lead the team to victory.
The second Test against the West Indies will start on February 11 at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. The BCB has not yet announced Shakib's replacement.