West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13 December 1, 2012

Shakib out of rest of West Indies ODIs


Shakib Al Hasan's shin injury has ruled him out of the rest of the five-match ODI series against West Indies. The stress reaction on his right tibia that kept him out of the squad for the first two ODIs was reconfirmed by a second scan in Dhaka, and he has been given the next six weeks off to rest.

"Shakib was initially diagnosed with stress reaction on his right tibia, but we needed a second scan just to make sure. It has been confirmed now," Dr Debashish Chowdhury, the BCB's chief medical officer, told ESPNcricinfo. "He has been advised not to do any running or jumping during the period. Hopefully, he will fully recover after he sees out four to six weeks."

Apart from resting, he will undergo a rehabilitation process that will begin once the pain in his shin goes away. "He will have to follow the protocol, which will only begin after the pain reduces," Chowdhury said. "If he were to continue playing with the pain, it would have resulted in a fracture."

Mashrafe Mortaza, the Bangladesh allrounder, said that not having Shakib would be a good test for the side. "It is unfortunate that we have lost Shakib but at the same time, for our cricket, we should realise that Shakib is like an extra power. I think playing the series without Shakib is actually not that bad for the team. I am taking his absence positively because every player should feel what their role in the team is. If we keep expecting performances from Shakib, our team will never improve. Every player has to do his job."

Bangladesh's next international series is in Sri Lanka in mid-February next year, followed by a tour to Zimbabwe in March-April. It is likely that Shakib will fit in time for these tours, but he may have to miss domestic tournaments like the Bangladesh Premier League.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

Comments have now been closed for this article

  • shahadat on December 2, 2012, 1:01 GMT

    Shakib needs rest. Its time to test our unlimited source of spinners

  • Dummy4 on December 2, 2012, 0:03 GMT

    I like Mashrafe'es attitude regarding this. Really, Tigers need to show they can win without Shakib, they did so in the first ODIs. They should hopefully go from strength to strength...

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 16:23 GMT

    Miss you SAKIB . Hope you back soon , very soon .

  • Sohrab on December 1, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    @faisal asim uddin- its six weeks rest and then rehab,so probably around 2 months.

  • Sami on December 1, 2012, 14:57 GMT

    Doesn't really matter, no player no matter how gifted he is important than the team. This just gives the players who are waiting for a chance to make the most out of it infact I remember a quick interview by the BCB president that he hopes to have 2 strong Bangladesh teams in the next 3-4 years so competition to break in the first 11 will get tougher even for the best.

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    hope bd wins without him.but cant hope enjoying a match without him

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    That's what bowling a ridiculous 52 overs in a test match can do to you and only Bangladesh management have themselves to blame and hope they do not prepare such wickets for test matches again otherwise bowlers will just have to bowl that many overs again therefore resulting in injuries. He should forget about BPL and other domestic forms in those 6 weeks and just take it easy because we need him for the big tours of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    why would he miss BPL ? isnt he going to recover in 6 weeks like in 42 days ?

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    It's bad news, but Bangladesh can win without shakib...

  • Dummy4 on December 1, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    I saw the ray of hope about this series. I expected, one match later the nuclear of Bangladesh team Shakib al hasan will be back. When I heard Shakib Al Hasan's has ruled him out of the rest of the five-match ODI series i am depressing. I can't believe it. But I hope Bangladesh win the next match without Shakib. Go tigers... Go...

  • No featured comments at the moment.