Pak vs Ban Shakib excluded from chattogram test against Pakistan
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was excluded from the first Test against Pakistan because he was unable to recover from a hamstring injury sustained during the T20 World Cup. Chief Selector Minhajul Abedin said that Shakib may take longer to recover and the series may not be able to play.
The Bangladeshi team suffered a severe blow when Shakib Al Hasan was excluded from the first friendly against Pakistan after failing to recover from a hamstring injury sustained during the 2021 T20 World Cup. The Bangladesh star all-rounder The second friendly against Pakistan is also questionable as his injury is not getting better. Shakib Al Hasan had missed the last two games at the T20 World Cup due to injury, later the Bangladeshi all-rounder also missed the three-game T20I series at home against the team led by Babar Azam, in which the hosts lost the series 3- 0.
Bangladesh is looking forward to kicking off the 2021-23 World Test Championship campaign by beating Pakistan in a row. However, Shakib's injury will be a heavy blow to the hosts as they go into the Red Ball series against Pakistan. Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s election chief Minhajul Abedin said the 34-year-old has not yet recovered from the injury and needs further rehabilitation.
"Shakib's Achilles tendon injury has not improved. Shakib needs further rehabilitation. Our physical therapist is constantly attending to him. We understand that he would not be available for the first test. We are also not sure whether he will be available for the second test is available. " The physiotherapist will let us know soon. We haven't called in a replacement since we selected the 16-man squad as we know about Shakib's condition, "Abedin said.
The team led by Mominul Haque is already missing the services of Tamim Iqbal for the test series after breaking his thumb. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam are also injured in the chattogram test. Taskin injured his hand in the third T20I against Pakistan, while Shoriful sustained a back injury in the second game.
Bangladesh is also slated to play at home test series against Sri Lanka and India next year, aside from tours to South Africa, the West Indies and New Zealand to complete their 2021-23 WTC cycle.