Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan sidelined for five days with a freak injury

Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan sidelined for five days with a freak injury

Up next for the Tigers' are the Kangaroos, while the tour remains doubtful with the ongoing pay dispute in Australia.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Former skipper and Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan could not participate in the camp today, following an injury to his left ankle. It was during the conditioning camp, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), the physio had his ankle covered with a tape.

The doctors will now thoroughly examine the left-handed batsman through a precautionary X-ray which will be most likely done after 48 hours to see the complete extent of the injury. When questioned by the reporters, Shakib had it all well covered giving a smile to the reporters refusing to reveal what exactly had happened after he was found limping on the ground.

He was fine after the practice session yesterday. And so the injury is rumoured to have incurred while Shakib was at home. While the T20 captain was in the nets throughout the session but did not participate in the practice, keeping the injury in mind.

A minor shake off for Shakib

Shakib’s injury, however, has been deemed minor by the doctors and is likely to wear off within a week. It will be only a week before the left-armer comes back in proper shape and form raring to play for the National team. The all-rounder last played in the Champions Trophy, where Bangladesh made an exit from the semi-final stage losing out to India.

Up next for the Tigers’ are the Kangaroos, while the tour remains doubtful with the ongoing pay dispute in Australia. The first Test is scheduled to start on the 27th of August, before the second one follows on September 4. After that Bangladesh will face the test of Proteas, against whom they will play Two Test matches. The series, will, however, not end there for the Tigers since they will play a three-match ODI series with 2 T20’s including the tour of South Africa.

The Asian team have released a massive squad for the tour of Australia, with 29 players making the preliminary cut for the tour.

Bangladesh prilimnary squad:

Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mahmudullah Riyad, Liton Kumar Das, Mominul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Subhashish Roy, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Rubel Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sanjamul Islam, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mohammad Saifuddin, Anamul Haque, Abul Hasan Raju, Al Amin Hossain, Nasir Hossain, Muktar Ali, Tanbir Haider, Saqlain Sajib, Shafiul Islam.