Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur October 29, 2013

Shakib down with dengue fever, Sunny called up

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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been confirmed by medical staff to have contracted dengue fever. The Bangladesh Cricket Board had ruled Shakib out of the first ODI in Mirpur against New Zealand on the morning of the match, citing that the allrounder had been suffering a high fever. Shakib was subsequently admitted to a hospital in Dhaka to meet with medical staff.

Elias Sunny, the left-arm spinner, was added to the squad as cover on Tuesday night, after Bangladesh won the opening ODI.*

Vibhav Singh, the Bangladesh team physio, said that a blood test was administered in which the presence of the dengue virus was found in Shakib's blood. "The blood test report has confirmed that it is a case of dengue fever. Shakib will remain at the hospital for further observation."

* - 1730 GMT, October 29, 2013 - Story updated with news of Sunny's inclusion

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  • obaidulmasum on October 31, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    My favorite player is Shakib and watching cricket without him is a pain for me. Hope he will come back very soon and play for bangladesh and win Man of the match title. Get well soon Shakib.

  • on October 31, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    feeling sad for shakib.. may allah help you recover soon. even if he is unable to play for some time still it is importent that he recovers soon.....

  • Bowlersbackdrive on October 30, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Is there any update about his health condition?

  • on October 30, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    Shakib undoubtedly is a loveable character. as dengue is spreading all over asia, we in Pakistan pray for Shakib for his early recovery. we in Pakistan recommend pomegranate juice (anar ka juice) and fresh apple juice with some lemon added as a good cure for dengue. and they should be taken 2/3 times a day. remember anar should be white, not red!! take care, Shakib. we all love you.

  • jimbond on October 30, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Dengue is serious stuff. Hope he recovers fast and recovers completely.

  • QTS_ on October 30, 2013, 0:51 GMT

    Do not worry about the series - the disease is far more serious than cricket.

    @Julius Valentine Gomes : Dengue is not innocuous and can cause deaths (the first outbreak in 2000 killed several people in Dhaka). There is no vaccine and the only treatment is drinking fluid and resting for a prolonged period. So participating in the series is out of consideration.

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    Is there any possibility for Shakib to play in the third ODI & the T20 match?

  • TheRisingTeam on October 29, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    There's no need for Shakib to play this series. I pray for a healthy recovery very unfortunate he's suffering from such a fever. Drink plenty of fluids and take sleep Shakib. Take care!

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    Hope he recovers very soon.

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    get well soon hero :( Albert_cambell take a look at my name.

  • obaidulmasum on October 31, 2013, 2:22 GMT

    My favorite player is Shakib and watching cricket without him is a pain for me. Hope he will come back very soon and play for bangladesh and win Man of the match title. Get well soon Shakib.

  • on October 31, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    feeling sad for shakib.. may allah help you recover soon. even if he is unable to play for some time still it is importent that he recovers soon.....

  • Bowlersbackdrive on October 30, 2013, 19:14 GMT

    Is there any update about his health condition?

  • on October 30, 2013, 5:39 GMT

    Shakib undoubtedly is a loveable character. as dengue is spreading all over asia, we in Pakistan pray for Shakib for his early recovery. we in Pakistan recommend pomegranate juice (anar ka juice) and fresh apple juice with some lemon added as a good cure for dengue. and they should be taken 2/3 times a day. remember anar should be white, not red!! take care, Shakib. we all love you.

  • jimbond on October 30, 2013, 4:35 GMT

    Dengue is serious stuff. Hope he recovers fast and recovers completely.

  • QTS_ on October 30, 2013, 0:51 GMT

    Do not worry about the series - the disease is far more serious than cricket.

    @Julius Valentine Gomes : Dengue is not innocuous and can cause deaths (the first outbreak in 2000 killed several people in Dhaka). There is no vaccine and the only treatment is drinking fluid and resting for a prolonged period. So participating in the series is out of consideration.

  • on October 29, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    Is there any possibility for Shakib to play in the third ODI & the T20 match?

  • TheRisingTeam on October 29, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    There's no need for Shakib to play this series. I pray for a healthy recovery very unfortunate he's suffering from such a fever. Drink plenty of fluids and take sleep Shakib. Take care!

  • on October 29, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    Hope he recovers very soon.

  • HatersAreOrdinary on October 29, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    get well soon hero :( Albert_cambell take a look at my name.

  • i_amVIVA on October 29, 2013, 17:29 GMT

    I wish Shakib a full recovery from he sickness soon.

  • Bowlersbackdrive on October 29, 2013, 17:27 GMT

    Poor Albert, we still won against your all world class players, without using our only one. Please make sure the coming next game at least a bit competative. Hope Shakib get well soon. And hopefully his absense will boost up the responsibilities of other members. And may be this is the way to get in the process of being world class as a team as well.

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    allah please recover him soon

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    Mr. Albert : We can Still WIN without Sakib . You should know how BD win series against WI . Yes , Sakib also not there .

  • on October 29, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    get well soon buddyy :( we r hopping u'll be ok soon..

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    the real tiger of the Bangladesh......!!!!

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:44 GMT

    Unfortunately we were missed him at first match. Hope he would be back on the field soon and make us more delighted by his play.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:42 GMT

    may ALLAH bless you and have mercy on you so that you could recover as soon as possible and return like hungry tiger

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:28 GMT

    Dengue fever is no simple disease. This is life and death stuff. He is probably ruled out of remaining matches. Anyway inshallah you will recover buddy. Also make dua for him and people with dangerous diseases. Thanks.

  • on October 29, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Get well soon blad. ..Allah's greatest just remember that you got all bangladehies dua and well wishes for you.

  • Albert_cambell on October 29, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    I hope he recovers soon. Shakib is the only World class player they have.

  • on October 29, 2013, 15:59 GMT

    That's just sad. Having all that preasure on you and you're running around sick. Then you realize that something is wrong. This could infact become a life-death situation. It would be a mess if something like this turns out of no where.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:50 GMT

    A Good news for New Zeland. Bad luck for us, But team Bangladesh have to learn win without his as we have seen it with West Indies in 2012.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    so sad and we'r missing him .Praying for your speedy recovery.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    I was suspecting that. I hope he receives proper care. Get well soon, Shakib!

  • Mr.Blacksmith on October 29, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    Best wishes buddy. Get Well Soon.

  • on October 29, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    Get well soon and come back strong... :(

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:53 GMT

    Wish him well but not likely to recover quickly

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    get well soon bhaiya. hope you comeback strong!

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:32 GMT

    We are 150 million strong, why Shakib had to have Dengue, why not me? Get well soon boy.

  • Sabiaah_Naz_BD on October 29, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    I'm really shocked. BD needed you so much at this moment. Praying for your quick recovery.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    a real hit for our Bangladesh team

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    May Allah bless him. Bangladesh need him badly.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    Too bad so sad.Best wishes from Delhi,India

  • Fogu on October 29, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Get well Shakib. Praying for your speedy recovery.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    May you get well soon buddy... Bangladesh needs you...Cricket World needs you... a Fan from Pakistan

  • on October 29, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    wish u a speedy recovery. take care n get well soon.. Best wishes from Kolkata, India

  • MAN_AT_WORK on October 29, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Oh dear why all the trouble happening only with you!! Bangladesh need you and hope and pray you get well soon buddy.

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  • MAN_AT_WORK on October 29, 2013, 12:57 GMT

    Oh dear why all the trouble happening only with you!! Bangladesh need you and hope and pray you get well soon buddy.

  • on October 29, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    wish u a speedy recovery. take care n get well soon.. Best wishes from Kolkata, India

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:15 GMT

    May you get well soon buddy... Bangladesh needs you...Cricket World needs you... a Fan from Pakistan

  • Fogu on October 29, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    Get well Shakib. Praying for your speedy recovery.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:21 GMT

    Too bad so sad.Best wishes from Delhi,India

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    May Allah bless him. Bangladesh need him badly.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:29 GMT

    a real hit for our Bangladesh team

  • Sabiaah_Naz_BD on October 29, 2013, 13:31 GMT

    I'm really shocked. BD needed you so much at this moment. Praying for your quick recovery.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:32 GMT

    We are 150 million strong, why Shakib had to have Dengue, why not me? Get well soon boy.

  • on October 29, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    get well soon bhaiya. hope you comeback strong!