'He is Now pain-free': Injured Shakib Al Hasan in contention to play IND vs BAN World Cup clash
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, suffered an injury during the game against New Zealand. After scans, the results showed a small tear in his thigh. Bangladesh expects that their captain recovers in time for the match against India, even though Shakib is still doubtful.
Despite being injured, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan is still in contention for the upcoming match against hosts India in the ongoing World Cup.
The upcoming match is set to take place on October 19 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune. Shakib suffered a minor tear in his left quadriceps during the match against New Zealand in Chennai.
However, team director Khaled Mahmud has revealed that the skipper is in good health and will be closely monitored leading up to the India match.
The upcoming game is of great importance for Bangladesh, as they have suffered two defeats in the World Cup 2023, out of the three matches played thus far.
Shakib's condition is improving. He does not experience any pain. However, we will have a complete understanding of the situation once he starts practising tomorrow. He will also engage in running between the wickets.
We are hopeful that he will be able to play against India. Today, he engaged in a swimming session and also performed some upper-body exercises at the gym.
"Mahmud informed us that there is a scan scheduled for tomorrow, which will provide us with a more comprehensive understanding of his condition," Mahmud said.
Additionally, it was disclosed that Shakib Al Hasan is eager to participate in the game. However, his inclusion is contingent upon receiving clearance from the medical team.
After their previous game, Bangladesh took a two-day break and will resume training on Tuesday, October 17th. The outcome will heavily rely on Shakib's condition during tomorrow's training session.
These injuries typically cause a significant amount of pain. Even walking around is tough. Shakib is doing well. It is providing us with hope. Shakib is eager to play, and if he is at around 85-90% fitness, similar to his condition in the last game after his injury, we are also optimistic.
However, his level of fitness is a determining factor. We want to ensure that he doesn't miss the remaining games of the tournament after playing one more game.
There are a total of six matches left. The decision is up to the doctor and physiotherapist. We want to avoid causing any long-term trouble for him.
Mahmud added that if he receives clearance from the physio, he will be able to play.