After a woeful start to their campaign by losing their 2 matches in succession in the Super 12 stage, Bangladesh has suffered another blow in the form of injury. Their former captain and star allrounder, Shakil Al Hasan is ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to a calf injury. The injury was inflicted in the match against West Indies, in which Bangladesh suffered their second defeat of the tournament.
According to reports of ESPNcricinfo, Shakib suffered a hamstring injury in the match against West Indies while chasing a ball in the deep. He couldn’t recover in time to become available in time for him to partake in the remaining tournament. TOI also quoted a Bangladesh-based website bdcrictime which said, “Shakib’s injury did not heal. He is unlikely to play in the next two matches. Shakib will leave the team hotel tomorrow or the day after tomorrow’s match. He will move to his family in the USA.”
The 34-year-old did not have a good outing in this world cup. He was not able to contribute either with the bat or the ball in hand. In the 3 matches that he played, he could only manage to score 23 runs and took just 2 wickets. Bangladesh themselves has not managed to win any game in the Super 12 stage so far. They faced defeats against Sri Lanka, England, and West Indies, and are currently at the bottom of the group 1 table.
Bangladesh will face South Africa on the 2nd of November.