Shakib Al Hasan should be able to play in the white-ball series against Afghanistan, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Friday. Cricadda said earlier that Shakib’s finger injury from the second ODI against Ireland makes it unlikely that he will play in the lone Test match against Afghanistan on June 14.
“When Shakib tried to catch a ball in the second ODI, he hurt the tip of his right index finger. An X-ray taken today showed that the base of the middle finger is broken. “Such injuries usually heal in about six weeks,” National team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan said in a May 13 statement.
BCB top selector Minhajul Abedin said on Friday that he won’t be able to play in the Test. He also said that since the series will be played in two parts, they expect him to be able to play in the ODIs and T20Is.
After the red-ball task, Afghanistan will leave for India on June 19 for a white-ball series. They will return on July 1 to finish the rest of the series, which includes three ODIs and two T20Is and runs until July 17. People thought that the all-rounder wanted a break from the whole series, but Minhajul said that wasn’t true.
“There is no talk about anything like that (like he wanted to rest). Minhajul said, “He broke his leg, and it will take him six weeks to heal, so he will miss the Test (against Afghanistan).” “There is a long time between Eid and the ODI series, so we expect him to be back for that,” he said.
After the match against Afghanistan, Bangladesh will play in the Asia Cup. In September, they will host New Zealand for a three-match ODI series. In October and November, they will go to India for the World Cup.
“There are still four months until the World Cup. We have series against Afghanistan, and we are thinking about these back-to-back games,” Minhajul said.
“I think we are the only Test team talking about the World Cup right now. “When putting together a team for the World Cup, we have to think about how fit and good the players are,” he said.