Star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the 20-20 World Cup owing to a hamstring injury he sustained in the game against West Indies. Bangladesh are out of contention for the playoffs after suffering defeats in their first three games of the Super 12s. They have two matches left against South Africa and Australia.
"Shakib sustained a left lower hamstring strain while fielding during the match against the West Indies," team doctor Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. "In clinical examination it was diagnosed as an injury of Grade 1 intensity. He is ruled out from participation in the last two matches of the tournament and until further review."
Shakib pulled the muscle while chasing the ball in the fifth over of the West Indies innings. Even though the southpaw fielded for Bangladesh, he looked in some discomfort. Later, he opened the innings for Bangladesh but struggled to cut loose owing to the injury.
Shakib was one of Bangladesh’s bright aspects in a rather gloomy season. He is the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 11 scalps to his name. Even though his contributions with the bat was not as expected, he still scored 131 runs for the team.
Along with Shakib, Bangladesh are concerned over the fitness of wicketkeeper-batter Nurul Hasan. He missed the team's last game against West Indies and is still not confirmed to play against South Africa on November 2.