West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 November 25, 2012

Shakib to miss first two ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh allrounder, has been ruled out of the first two of five ODIs against West Indies because of a shin injury. Shakib went for a scan after the fourth day of the second Test in Khulna and was diagnosed with a stress reaction of the right tibia.

"We have decided that he [Shakib Al Hasan] will take no further part in the second Test match and will miss the two ODIs in Khulna," Bangladesh's physio Vibhav Singh said. "We will review his scan report with an orthopedic specialist in Dhaka to decide the best management plan for Shakib."

Shakib had a huge workload during the Khulna Test, bowling 52 overs in West Indies' innings and scoring 97 on the fourth day before he was dismissed in the final over.

Bangladesh haven't named a replacement yet because of the unexpectedness of the scan results. "We haven't decided upon a replacement," chief selector Akram Khan told ESPNcricinfo. "We will announce the name in a day or two."

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  • Sami on November 28, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Shakib the best all-rounder in the world!

  • Smith on November 27, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    He's important for us!! once the great Kallis gracefully leaves the game, our Shakib will dominate the all-rounder rankings for the next 10 years inshaallah. If he can correct his little mistakes then all I can see is greatness from him already underrated by many fans and experts mainly because he's Bangladeshi playing for a weaker team. We know you critics are worried about Bangladesh's rise in Cricket which is good to see and yes we are still a weaker team but the improvement or trend from years 2000 till now is evident and trust me, it will only get better. Its almost time the cubs are starting to turn into tigers mark my words on that one.

  • roket on November 27, 2012, 4:04 GMT

    @legaleagle: you must have really, really, really short memory, or maybe selective memory! Maybe you thought the fans here do not actually follow cricket. You asked "when did Pakistan lose in 3/4 days"?? In the most recent series Pakistan played, they lost in 4 days, by a Whopping 209 runs to Sri Lanka. This was in June of this year, if you are having a difficult time remembering. In the first innings of the Galle test, Pakistan was shot out for a mere 100 runs on a pitch where Sri Lanka piled on over 450 runs. BD at least made it to day 5 in both the matches, and made it close on the first test. WI players were sledging BD batsmen like school boys on day 5, weren't they supposed to steamroll BD? Why was the sledging necessary? WI knew very well they won a game they should could have easily lost in the first test. I am sure BD made you sweat a little bit too!:-) Next time, actually try to follow your own losses, before coming in here and criticizing BD.

  • Shoaib on November 27, 2012, 0:14 GMT

    That injury just like I've expected has gone bad hope he gets that operation as soon as possible because we don't want to lose him for a long duration.

  • Shoaib on November 27, 2012, 0:13 GMT

    @legal:- look a bit jealous Bangladesh yes ordinary team Shakib stats and rankings don't lie. The same player that scored an easy 84 at the World T20 against Pakistan, a test 100 and 5 wickets against the same team and a 100 in your own country so nice try :)

  • Javed on November 26, 2012, 20:16 GMT

    I think we need a specialist batsman to replace Shakib. I will advise to watch two practice matches against WI and pick one based on his performance. Please do not include Junaid, Imrul, Nazimuddin or Rakibul. Go tigers.

  • Babaji on November 26, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    @ Tanvir0452- when did Pakistan lose in 3/4 days? You must be dreaming. Even with all the difficulties, Pakistan is the only team in the subcontinent that is way ahead of India and Sri Lanka. Not going to include Bangladesh because they don't exists in competition to Pakistan.

  • Dummy4 on November 26, 2012, 16:35 GMT

    Bangladesh are simply not a test playing nation of any credibility. Thier batsmen are not test class west indies are although improving are not one of the best test playing nations at the monent and look at difference at thier batting averages compared to banglabesh.

  • Sami on November 26, 2012, 15:48 GMT

    lol I totally agree with someone that said Shakib is ordinary nice joke at least we can safely hold International matches and have a far better future in Cricket. Anyway I agree with Bangladesh fans that Shakib will be a huge loss I knew that injury will get worse somepoint. Without him, I don't think we have a chance now.

  • Babaji on November 26, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Pakistan is not even playing!! If you are talking about India then that's NOT my team.

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