Shakib unlikely to feature in the tri-series final
Published : Thursday, 16 May, 2019 at 10:44 PM Count : 225
Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s availability in the tri-series final against West Indies on Friday is uncertain as the team management will further assess his condition on Friday morning.
The decision came after team physio Thihan Chandramohan assessed his condition on Thursday afternoon, BSS reports.
“Shakib sustained a left sided back muscle spasm injury while batting during the match against Ireland yesterday. He is undergoing assessment and treatment and we will make a decision regarding his availability for tomorrow’s tri-series final in the morning of the match day,” Chandramohan said in a statement sent by BCB through whatsapp message.
Shakib did not practice with the side ahead of the final on Thursday. The ace all-rounder has been in good form with willow, hitting two half-centuries in the tournament. He was also economical with bowling.
The premier all-rounder of Bangladesh has dealt with multiple finger injuries in recent times, the one last September nearly derailing his career as the finger contracted an infection. Shakib then broke his finger during the BPL final in February, which forced him to miss the New Zealand tour.