Shakib might miss Sri Lanka series | 2019-07-08

Shakib might miss Sri Lanka series

Staff Correspondent

8th July, 2019 02:27:19 printer

Shakib might miss Sri Lanka series

Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan might miss the Sri Lanka series in July, said Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officials on Sunday.

According to officials Shakib had requested BCB not to consider him for the upcoming three-match ODI’s series against Sri Lanka that is scheduled in July subject to security clearance.

BCB is yet to take any decision regarding Shakib as far as approving his rest is concerned.

“Shakib is tired because of playing non-stop cricket and probably that is why he requested for some rest,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin told daily sun on Sunday.

"As far as I know he is planning to perform his Hajj during that period. But we are yet to take any decision about his rest,’’ he said.

Shakib Al Hasan was in superlative form during this World Cup.

The left-handed batsman scored 606 runs in this World Cup with an average of 86.57 along with two centuries and five half centuries in eight innings while he also picked up 11 wickets before completing his campaign in the tournament.

Shakib became the only player in the history of World Cup to score 500 runs along with 10 wickets while he had reached several individual milestone during this span of time.

Recently, Shakib admitted that he is felt exhausted during the last two matches in the World Cup,

Alongside Shakib, Bangladesh batsman  Liton Kumar Das may also miss the tour of Sri Lanka  as he will get married during the time frame while BCB is yet undecided about Mahmudullah as well, who is recovering from a calf injury while his shoulder injury did not allow him to bowl during the entire episode of the World Cup.

“Liton is expected to get married on July 28 so we are not expecting him to be available during that frame of time,” said Minhajul.

We are yet to take any decision as Mahmudullah is concerned due to his injury and can say something concrete after getting his medical report,’’ he said.

According to BCB sources Bangladesh had proposed Sri Lanka Cricket to host all the three ODI in Colombo and would say give green signal for the ODI’s after they receive a positive result form their counterpart.

BCB president Nazmul Hasan had announced earlier that "there was no way" that the board could afford to send their national side to Sri Lanka in the wake of the terror attacks in the island nation, where nearly 300 people died and many were injured.

However, BCB had changed their mind after the security team that travelled to Sri Lanka recently had given positive result about the current security situation of the island.