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

Shakib down with dengue fever, Sunny called up

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • obaidul 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.

  • Dummy4 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.....

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

    Is there any update about his health condition?

  • Dummy4 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.

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

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

  • Subterraneo 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.

  • Dummy4 on October 29, 2013, 19:11 GMT

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

  • Shipu 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!

  • Dummy4 on October 29, 2013, 18:02 GMT

    Hope he recovers very soon.

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

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

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