Due to a damaged left index finger, Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan will not be able to play in his team’s final World Cup 2023 match against Australia in Pune on November 11. He is scheduled to return to Dhaka today, as the rest of the team departs Delhi for Pune. With the agreement of the ICC event technical committee, batter Anamul Haque will replace Shakib and join them.
Shakib was hurt on Monday in Delhi during his 82-run innings against Sri Lanka. Bayjedul Islam Khan, the physiotherapist, claims that Shakib sustained the injury early in his batting innings.
“Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers,” Bayjedul stated. “After the game, he had an emergency X-ray in Delhi, which verified the left PIP joint fracture. Three to four weeks is the estimated time of recovery. He’s off to Bangladesh today to start his rehabilitation.”
Shakib’s injury brings his eventful 24 hours to an end. He had started the appeal that culminated in Angelo Mathews becoming the first batter in international cricket history to be dismissed timed out during Bangladesh’s three-wicket victory against Sri Lanka yesterday. Shakib claimed that he had felt as though he was in a war while on the field after the game.
Bangladesh is no longer in the running for the World Cup semifinals after losing six of their first eight games. However, a top-eight finish on the table would guarantee their spot in the Champions Trophy 2025. Prior to his Player-of-the-Match performance of 82 against Sri Lanka, Shakib himself had a poor run at the World Cup, scoring in single digits in three of his six innings of play.