Shakib al Hasan Will Play Against India Or Not? Bangladesh Management Gives A Huge Update

The director of the Bangladesh cricket team, Khaled Mahmud holds a positive outlook regarding the participation of captain Shakib al Hasan in the important match against India on Thursday. Mahmud mentioned that the all-rounder will undergo a final scan to confirm his availability for the game against Rohit Sharma and company.

The spin-bowling all-rounder sustained a left quadriceps injury against New Zealand when Bangladesh lost to New Zealand by seven wickets in Chennai. The all-rounder continued to bat and managed to complete his full quota of 10 overs of left-arm spin despite being in discomfort.

Mahmud further said that the all-rounder was involved in gym and swimming sessions. He said,”Shakib is getting better. He is pain-free. But we will know the full scenario when he hits the nets tomorrow. He will also do running between the wickets. We are hopeful that he can play against India. He worked in a swimming session, and some upper-half work in the gym today. There will be a scan tomorrow which will give us a clearer picture of his situation. Usually these injuries produce a lot of pain. It is tough to even walk around. He is quite well. It is giving us hope.”

The Bangladesh all-rounder has shown a decent performance with the ball and has grabbed five wickets in three matches at an average of 27.20.

Mahmud further said that the management wants Shakib Al Hasan to be fully fit as they don’t want their captain to be in any kind of risk before the big matches.

He said,”Shakib wants to play, so if the situation is that he is 85-90% fit, like he was in the last game after getting injured, we are hopeful too. But it depends on his 100% fitness. We don’t want him to miss the rest of the tournament after playing one more game. There are six matches remaining. It is the doctor and physio’s call. We don’t want to trouble him in the long term. If he gets clearance from the physio, he will play.”

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