Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup after suffering an injury to his left Index finger while batting in the match against Sri Lanka in Delhi yesterday (Monday).
An X-ray conducted after the game confirmed a fracture and so he won’t be the part of Bangladesh’s last match of the tournament against Australia in Pune on November 11.
“Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers. He underwent an emergency X-ray in Delhi after the game which confirmed the fracture on the left PIP joint,” national team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan said.
“Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks. He will leave for Bangladesh today to begin his rehab.”
Shakib, the world’s number one all-rounder, scored 82 off 65 balls to guide the side to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. He had earlier taken two wickets for 57 runs in a player-of-the-match performance.
Bangladesh have already been out of the semifinal race after winning just two matches. But with ICC Champions Trophy at stake, the last match is crucial for them.