Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has been ruled out of the second and final Test against West Indies beginning Thursday after failing to recover from an injury he sustained during the first match in Chattogram.
Shakib al Hasan Ruled out of Final Test vs West Indies
“Shakib has been assessed and monitored continuously since suffering a strain on his left thigh on the second day of the match,” the Bangladesh Cricket Board said in a statement.
Despite the injuries, Shakib’s return to international cricket following the one-year ICC ban has been a successful one. He was the Player of the Series in the ODIs, where he returned 4 for 8 in the first game and hit 43* and 51 in the next two games as Bangladesh won 3-0.
No replacement has yet been announced by the Bangladesh selectors, who had earlier named an 18-man Test squad for the two matches.
Shakib al Hasan is on verge of Skipping the NZ Tour
Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan has requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board to not consider him for the upcoming tour of New Zealand, scheduled in March. Shakib sent a letter recently to the BCB, requesting the board to grant him paternity leave for the birth of his third child.
“We have received a letter from him to grant leave during the tour of New Zealand as he wants to be with his wife (in the USA). We are yet to take a decision in this regard,” Akram Khan, chairman of BCB cricket operations, told Cricbuzz.
Shakib is currently recovering from a thigh injury he sustained during the opening Test against the West Indies, which will keep him out of action for the second game in Dhaka.
Earlier, New Zealand Cricket had postponed the series against Bangladesh by a week due to Covid-19-related challenges, with the tour now commencing on March 20. Initially, the three ODIs were supposed to be held on March 13, 17, and 20. Instead, it will now take place on March 20, 23, and 26 in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington.
Meanwhile, the three T20Is will now be held on March 28, 30, and April 1 in Hamilton, Napier, and Auckland. Bangladesh are scheduled to depart for New Zealand on February 22.