Bangladesh ace spinner Shakib Al Hasan has sustained an injury that will keep him out of Bangladesh’s match against Australia in the ongoing World Cup 2023. Shakib has a fractured finger on his left hand.
Shakib Al Hasan was also involved in a controversy during the clash between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Monday. Angelo Mathews was dismissed without facing a ball, making history for all the wrong reasons.
Following the dismissal of Sadeera Samarawickrama in the 24th over, the Sri Lankan batter walked out to face Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan. Mathews arrived at the crease with the wrong helmet and his error paved the way for Shakib and Co. to appeal for timed-out.
An X-ray after the game confirmed a fracture which has ruled him out of Bangladesh’s last match of the tournament against Australia in Pune on 11 November.
National Team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan gave further details on the injury.
“Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers,” he said.
“He underwent an emergency X-ray in Delhi after the game which confirmed the fracture on the left PIP joint. Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks. He will leave for Bangladesh today to begin his rehab.”
Shakib hit a match-winning 82 from 65 balls, comprising 12 fours and two sixes, to guide his side to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. Earlier in the day, he recorded figures of 2/57 with the ball. The fine all-round performance in a tense clash fetched him the Player of the Match award.