Bangladesh news February 7, 2013

Shakib could miss Sri Lanka Tests

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Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan could miss the two Tests against Sri Lanka next month after scans revealed that he is suffering from exertional compartment syndrome on his shin bone, a condition that can be caused by frequent running, which leads to pain and swelling.

One of the methods to treat this condition is "controlled participation in sports", according to the Bangladesh board physician Debashish Chowdhury, who suggested Shakib could be playing only the limited-overs matches in Sri Lanka.

"The CT and bone scan didn't reveal any major damages. His problems can be managed by physiotherapy, physical exercise and controlled participation in sports," Chowdhury said. "Whether he will play Tests will depend on Shakib and the selectors."

Shakib had missed the limited-overs leg of the home series against West Indies late last year and was given six weeks rest. He has played six BPL matches for Dhaka Gladiators, missing two due to a hamstring strain.

A decision on Shakib's participation in the Test series will be taken at a meeting of BCB's cricket operations committee. Chief selector Akram Khan said he would like to see Shakib be ready for the Test series in Zimbabwe in April rather than next month. "If required, we would let him be fit for the Zimbabwe Tests in April, because we didn't do well there in 2011. We want to take our best side for that series."

Bangladesh will play two Tests in Sri Lanka in March, as well as three ODIs and a Twenty20. According to the BCB, Bangladesh will travel to Zimbabwe for a full series in April, though the number of Tests has not been announced.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • faizan_feroz on February 10, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    @rakibul thats what i meant , i think i said that his performances are an asset to bd , whatt i meant that he has seldom only won matches for his team , also as u mentioned wi were second seeded , nz and asia cup can be counted as his full potential performances other wise in world cups and other tournaments he myt have performed but the pressure had the better of him :) , the rising team , i beg to differ , firstly the 4 players u mentioned are still playng so there is no point leaving them aside , also luk at mathews , welegedra kulasekra are not that pacy but effective !

  • Rafelgibt on February 10, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    @fire_dargon on (February 8, 2013, 12:01 GMT) brother i can feel your worry. But MOMINUL is no good in ODIs and T20s im 100% agree with you but he is a consistent performers in NCL for last few seasons.So, he deserves a go in TEST as he already got the exposure of International cricket.On the other hand SHAHADAT(I also dont like him at all) is no good but we dont have enough bowlers to bowl in TEST matches(as most of the bowlers are injured) with Rubel.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on February 10, 2013, 2:23 GMT

    Marshall Ayoub should be given chance I think.

  • ExtremeSpeed on February 9, 2013, 23:56 GMT

    If you look at Shakib record against Sri Lanka in the past in either form, he regularly performs well with the ball and/or bat. In test he already took a 5 wicket haul against Sri Lanka and almost scored a 100 in that case was out for 96. In ODIs the last time he faced Sri Lanka, scored a 50 and took 3 wickets and also scored an unbeaten 92 back in 09 which Bangladesh have won. He has a very good record against all Asian teams be Pakistan, India or Sri Lanka.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 9, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    @Faizan: If you take out the oldies Dilshan, Sanga, Mahela and Herath, there's not much difference between the 2 teams.

  • crazycricketfan4life on February 9, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    Don't see BD winning the tests (definitely), drawing one would be a more realistic and acceptable goal. However, I think with Shakib in the side for ODIs, we can really give Srilanka a run for their money since we really have developed in the format over the past couple of years.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on February 9, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    @ faizan_feroz: U've no idea about BD ODI history or Shakib. BD's thrashing win against SL in 2009 was due to Shakib's 92* of about 50 balls. Shakib was the best per4mer for BD when they whitewashed a 2nd level WI team in WI in 2009. Shakib was the Player of the SERIES in NZ ODI tour of BD in 2010 which NZ lost by 4-0. Shakib was also Player of the tournament of last ASIA CUP. So he's the main match winner for BD vs tough sides.

  • ShahinFakir on February 9, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    really miss you, shakib!! (hope you will get well soon)

  • TheBlackMonk on February 9, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    I think Shakib can rest his bowling for a while from stressing further in shin, also his bowling has been least effective since the injury was detected and I bet he wasn't giving his best cause of it. However, we need his experience in batting, so quit BPL now to get a better rest.

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    @Rafelgibt are you kidding . Mominul in the test squad he is overrated for ODI and T20I . But how can you think him in the test squad . And if BD pick Shadat then BD has no hope .

  • faizan_feroz on February 10, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    @rakibul thats what i meant , i think i said that his performances are an asset to bd , whatt i meant that he has seldom only won matches for his team , also as u mentioned wi were second seeded , nz and asia cup can be counted as his full potential performances other wise in world cups and other tournaments he myt have performed but the pressure had the better of him :) , the rising team , i beg to differ , firstly the 4 players u mentioned are still playng so there is no point leaving them aside , also luk at mathews , welegedra kulasekra are not that pacy but effective !

  • Rafelgibt on February 10, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    @fire_dargon on (February 8, 2013, 12:01 GMT) brother i can feel your worry. But MOMINUL is no good in ODIs and T20s im 100% agree with you but he is a consistent performers in NCL for last few seasons.So, he deserves a go in TEST as he already got the exposure of International cricket.On the other hand SHAHADAT(I also dont like him at all) is no good but we dont have enough bowlers to bowl in TEST matches(as most of the bowlers are injured) with Rubel.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on February 10, 2013, 2:23 GMT

    Marshall Ayoub should be given chance I think.

  • ExtremeSpeed on February 9, 2013, 23:56 GMT

    If you look at Shakib record against Sri Lanka in the past in either form, he regularly performs well with the ball and/or bat. In test he already took a 5 wicket haul against Sri Lanka and almost scored a 100 in that case was out for 96. In ODIs the last time he faced Sri Lanka, scored a 50 and took 3 wickets and also scored an unbeaten 92 back in 09 which Bangladesh have won. He has a very good record against all Asian teams be Pakistan, India or Sri Lanka.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 9, 2013, 20:06 GMT

    @Faizan: If you take out the oldies Dilshan, Sanga, Mahela and Herath, there's not much difference between the 2 teams.

  • crazycricketfan4life on February 9, 2013, 18:05 GMT

    Don't see BD winning the tests (definitely), drawing one would be a more realistic and acceptable goal. However, I think with Shakib in the side for ODIs, we can really give Srilanka a run for their money since we really have developed in the format over the past couple of years.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on February 9, 2013, 17:55 GMT

    @ faizan_feroz: U've no idea about BD ODI history or Shakib. BD's thrashing win against SL in 2009 was due to Shakib's 92* of about 50 balls. Shakib was the best per4mer for BD when they whitewashed a 2nd level WI team in WI in 2009. Shakib was the Player of the SERIES in NZ ODI tour of BD in 2010 which NZ lost by 4-0. Shakib was also Player of the tournament of last ASIA CUP. So he's the main match winner for BD vs tough sides.

  • ShahinFakir on February 9, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    really miss you, shakib!! (hope you will get well soon)

  • TheBlackMonk on February 9, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    I think Shakib can rest his bowling for a while from stressing further in shin, also his bowling has been least effective since the injury was detected and I bet he wasn't giving his best cause of it. However, we need his experience in batting, so quit BPL now to get a better rest.

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    @Rafelgibt are you kidding . Mominul in the test squad he is overrated for ODI and T20I . But how can you think him in the test squad . And if BD pick Shadat then BD has no hope .

  • faizan_feroz on February 8, 2013, 11:31 GMT

    shakib has been a great server of bangladeshi cricket but i will always say he hasnt proved himself as a match winner till yet , still he wud be the valuable asset missing from the side , as for those who think that bd is gonna win against sl particularly in test they better wake up and have sum coffee coz that aint gonna happen , compare the sides thouroughly then talk !

  • Rafelgibt on February 8, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    For the SL TEST series i would recommend the following 15 man squad: Batsmen-Tamim, Anamul, Naeem, Mominul, Mushfiqur, Nasir ,Mahmudullah, Johurul Islam, Marshal Ayub; Spinners-Sohag,Elias Sunny, Enamul (Jnr); Pacers-Rubel, Abul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain.Among those 15 Marshall is the highest run scorer in the last NCL and Enamul (Jnr) seriously deserves a genuine chance to get into the national side.

  • gnanzcupid on February 8, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    bangladesh team need not worry though they miss their key player.Lankans are pathetic in tests and their board doesnt really care about tests.If your players play to their potential you can very well win the test series.Remember that the lankans have lost their last 4 tests(1 vs nz and 3 vs aus).If you get mahela out early,then their team will fold.

  • MAN_AT_WORK on February 8, 2013, 8:52 GMT

    Get well soon buddy , Bangladesh needs you !

  • on February 8, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    Wishing you all the best Shakib, get well soon, and if possible, please do take some time off from BPL if need be.

    To all the people saying Ban will beat SL in tests, guys stop dreaming please, the best we can hope from Ban is a test series draw at most(remember the WI-Ban test series last year).

    In the ODIs however, I would like to think that BD will put up a fight. I would be proud if they fought as hard as they can even if they do not win a single match.

    If they do win at least one ODI match though, its a good reason for celebration:)

  • on February 8, 2013, 8:39 GMT

    In the past Bangladesh have been successful against the New Zealand team in the 4-0 ODI series and recently 3-2 against the West Indies without Sakib Al Hasan.For some funny reason they seem to pull together and play as a unit by bowling,fielding and batting rather well without Sakib.

    I take note that we are talking about Test matches rather then ODI's,but still i can't see why they are not unable to transform this successful approach to the longer version of the game.With more healthy competition for places in Bangladesh team now,i think we will do well even without Sakib Al Hasan.

  • Akshaythekaxk on February 8, 2013, 7:50 GMT

    Wow! SL playing a test! I hope this does not get cancelled so that they can prepare for IPL

  • Rafelgibt on February 8, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    Well it might be a blessings for Bangladesh cricket.Some more heroes might rise (Like the West Indies ODI series) on this occasion to fulfill the absence of SHAKIB and show up the world that without SHAKIB(As earlier we have proved) Ban cricket can go a very long way .@all the BAN haters i would like say that this time we would show you a better fight in the soil of SL and force you think little harder before you comment regarding BAN cricket from next to come.Roar tigers Roar>>>>

  • on February 8, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Shakib is a good player, we are miss Bcb all rounder shakib al hasan in Srilanka cricket series.Shakib famous all aroud the world. I hope to see shakib back with full fitness vs Srilanka.2013 BPL : shakib performance i think is little better.Bangladesh team without shakib totally illness. Since both Ban and Zim won't be playing in ICC Trophy then they might as well raise the test series to 3 matches. I think Bangladesh will beat SL in Tests comfortably! we prove that without him BANGLADESH still a good team againt Srilanka .

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 6:43 GMT

    @ Damian123 If Srilanka only play their young player and Malela , Sangakara , Mathwes don't play then I can say that they are not going to win . Cause BD got more talent than Srilnaka if you don't belive me then wait till 8th March .

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 6:20 GMT

    @Perera32 that was in the past . Now look NZ beat Srilanka and they bowled out at 45 by SA . Then how can you expect that they can beat South Africa . Don't Build Castle in The Air .

  • on February 8, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    BCB's failure that they couldn't detect the right course of action earlier. I think Shakib should play Tests for Bangladesh. He should not be included in all the odis and should be excluded from T20 squads. We need him in the test team at least. Let him play the T20 leagues. In this way he can earn money and be of maximum service to Bangladesh.

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    @satishchandar you got the point . they should avoid that . first of all they should play for their country . No need to play in IPL , BPL ,BBL OR SLPL . playing those league won't help then . Look at South Africa they don't allow their player to play even T20I . Other team should learn something from there .

  • BanCricFan on February 8, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    Play safe Shakib... we want more from you...

  • PHANTOM-X on February 8, 2013, 4:54 GMT

    Shakib is not a class player...his test and ODI average is 35+ ,if you have a average of 35 you are considered as a good player. in every team you get players with 35+ averages. if he wants to be a great international player he needs to improve his batting a lot...I agree that he is a great Bangladesh player because if you compare him with others in the Bangladesh side his stats are greater

  • on February 8, 2013, 4:47 GMT

    is it similar to the problem 'Malinga' has??

  • fastrack10 on February 8, 2013, 4:23 GMT

    sakib is by far the best player bangladesh has ever produced..im from kolkata, & just luv him to see playing for KKR in IPL. but if by taking rest will do him any good for his future i won't mind not seeing him for this years IPL..but will he do that?i have my doubts..IPL has been something no one has been abl to ignore.i just LUV IPL, but wake up guys, its international test cricket that has made us luv the game..

  • satishchandar on February 8, 2013, 3:29 GMT

    Well well.. A test series stuffed between BPL and IPL gets its worth.. BPL to get injured and test series to provide rest enough to play full IPL.. No one is a big exception here from Bangladesh to Australia - when it comes to money!!

  • Pickpocket on February 8, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    @TheRisingTeam : Hey crazy guy. Ur thinking is just childish. I just hate this guys. Why u people thinking such a way that only a minnows team loss every match with an innings. Look at recent match: SL vs AUS : Srilanka lost every test without any fight. IND vs END : all test ends without any interesting fight. Rank1 vs rank3 : SA vs PAK: Rank 3 all out just 49. If SA try to end the test within only 2 days they can. They can'nt harass anymore to beat PAK no3 rank team such a way. So stop thinking only Bd loss an innings. Thinking only in cricket sense any team may loss an innings & stop thinking stupidly.

  • Damian123 on February 8, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    @Greatest_Game. You don't seems to know anything about cricket! Sri Lanka is the last team to beat South Africa in December 2011 by a whooping margin of 208 runs. And SL did that in South Africa against Steyn, Morkel & your so called giant Kallis. By the way Kallis scored a PAIR & took 0 wickets compared to a century by Sanga!

    Sri Lanka almost achieved the feat of only team in the world beating Australia in a ODI series in Australia twiceif not for the biased umpires who called off play when SL was winning.

    Its a good chance for SL to experiment their young talent with the minnows Bangladesh. No disrespect but its the truth!!!

  • fire_dragon on February 8, 2013, 2:29 GMT

    @ rivernile the thing @TheRisingTeam is trying to say if they can't beat them within this margin then BD are not minnows and Srilanka is not better than us .

  • Jadejafan on February 7, 2013, 23:55 GMT

    This is what ICC wants though, they're deliberately trying t degrade Shakib from his status from number 1 to like number 10 but another 5 wicket haul and test 100 in the same innings is needed from him.

  • Jadejafan on February 7, 2013, 23:46 GMT

    Anamul needs to make his Test debut and although I would like him to bat at 3, has to settle for 2. Shakib should play the Sri Lanka test series but just don't over bowl him, 20 overs is fine from him and can come in to bat at 5. I also would like to see Marshall and Shahiar in the Bangladesh squads for tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

  • asiacricket1234 on February 7, 2013, 23:27 GMT

    Well this series gonna be a one sided series anyway. Having Shakib not going to bring any change in test result. I think some of SL's senior player will take this series as their last series & try to retire on a high note. Recently SL's form has been awful probably thats why they canceled series against top team & choose to play against team like BD, Zimbabwe. Anyway good luck to BD. I think they can still win 1 or 2 ODI without Shakib but in test with or without him they are gonna lose.

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 7, 2013, 23:00 GMT

    Play 2nd test if we suffered a huge loss and dont play in ODI's unless we losing severely... there u go....

  • on February 7, 2013, 22:44 GMT

    @gnanzcupid... Bangladesh should consider themselves lucky that Sanga may not be available.

    @rivernile how do you know which country TheRisingTeam is from??? Maybe he is NOT Sri Lankan but hates Bangladesh so much that he wants to see them lose...

    All the best to both teams hoping for a good contest and looking forward to some of the youngsters putting their hand up and playing long and tough cricket

  • Perera32 on February 7, 2013, 22:01 GMT

    @Greatest_Game: Mate, Sri lanka was the last team to beat South Africa in a test match, that too played South Africa. That was almost 2 years ago and no other team has beaten them since. The reason SLC cancelled the SA tests were to raise more money for the board, which is understandable. Last time SA played in Sri lanka, they were whitewashed in the Test series too. I agree Kallis is a great but his batting average in Sri lanka is under 35, quite weirdly he has struggled playing faster bowlers in SL than spinners (Murali). Sri lanka will play a younger team vs Bangladesh and I doubt players like Sanga and Samaraweera will play. It is quite pathetic to say Sri lanka are flat track bullies because they are probably the better side (in the sub continent) that plays pace and most Sri lankan pitches have pace and grass on (Pallekele and Hambantota).

  • TheRisingTeam on February 7, 2013, 21:09 GMT

    He's a spin bowler though not a fast bowler and usually these type of injuries belong to them but we hardly see it.

    Sri Lanka realistically will win the test series but I doubt by an innings but Bangladesh have a good chance to win the ODI series.

  • Harmony111 on February 7, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    Shakib's injury is not a simple one. It is not a case of a cramp or a muscle tear or a broken bone. It is a case of lack of blood supply to injured cells in his shin and the worn out cells in his shin because his shin is constantly being used by him. that area is always tightened up and the resulting stress is reducing the blood flow to the cells near his shin region. If it goes unchecked, it could even damage his nerve cells around his shin area, and then it could lead to a major loss of ... I don't even want to type that word here.

    Those who think this is a simple injury are taking it too easy. Shakib's injury is a serious one. It could keep him away from peak cricket for some time and may permanently alter his workload distribution.

    I doubt if a CT Scan can detect any damage to the nerves. Let's hope his injury wasn't as severe.But his comeback, as the article says will have to be done carefully and his match frequency will have to be adjusted.

  • rivernile on February 7, 2013, 20:34 GMT

    @TheRisingTeam - "That's how you suppose to beat minnows." So, what happens when the "minnows" beat you (as in the most recent match between SL and the minnows)? Does that mean that SL is worse than the "minnows"? Look, we are not saying that BD is better than SL. However, your arrogance is baffling, considering that we most recently beat your side! Shakib, we wish you a speedy recovery. Please reconsider playing any more BPL matches and rest your body so that you can play against SL and Zim.

  • QingdaoXI on February 7, 2013, 19:38 GMT

    But i still want to see Bangladesh thrashing Lankans in there own den, best of bangla boys.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 7, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    I want to see Sri Lanka thrash Bangladesh. 2-0 in tests all by an innings +200 runs, one-days 3-0 by 6 or more wickets with 10 overs to spare or 60+ runs and beat them in the T20 as well no excuses. That's how you suppose to beat minnows.

  • gnanzcupid on February 7, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    lankans must consider themselves lucky for not having a player of shakib's class in their opposition ranks

  • Greatest_Game on February 7, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    @ Baseball-Sucks on (February 7, 2013, 17:34 GMT) You wrote that you "think SLC schedule these BD tours as practice matches for our young lads." Who are SL practicing for? Certainly not South Africa. The SLC are too scared to play them at home, & cancelled their August 2013 tests against SA! SL are happy to play against Bangladesh, the West Indies and Zimbabwe, but not against the Proteas! If SL won't face Steyn, Morkel, Philander & Kallis at home, & SL fans like Baseball-Sucks boast about bashing Bangladesh, what message does that send about Sri Lankan cricket? If they hide from the tough matches, SL will be known flat track AND minnow bullies! Lol

    Maybe the SLC "postponed" the 2013 tests to 2015 hoping that Kallis will retire. Bad news SLC - Kallis will be around for years. He's playing great cricket, & enjoying it. If SL are too scared to play Kallis, should they still have test status? Unlike Mahela & Sanga, Kallis bowls & takes big wickets, so Kallis truly = whole SL team!

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 7, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Forget BPL , focus on these tests and rest your body!

  • Warm_Coffee on February 7, 2013, 18:27 GMT

    @Wonderstar: That's why no one takes you seriously but yes you're right Bangladesh in the past were very bad but this is not Bashar, Mashud etc team anymore.

  • on February 7, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    I really want Bangladesh to do well, but to win Sri Lanka in tests in not on the plates yet specially when yall are taking it so easy. Shakib is a key player. But Sri Lanka is by far the best cricket team in Asia, they just need a little bit of luck in the finals. 4 major tournament since 2007, theres no kidding to this. All the best, hope they put together a good show!!

  • SyedAreYouDumb on February 7, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    We need him for those tests, he can forget the ODI's , we are much stronger in ODI's then tests. Inshallah he will be well. If he wants let him play in slips.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on February 7, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    @ wonderstar1 & Baseball-Sucks: No fans r claiming that BD is a strong side & will roll over SL. Lankans r favorites in all 3 formats vs BD & they may win Test series too easily. But u can't guaranty a 3-0 ODI series win for SL. It may b 2-1 or perhaps 1-2! BD improved a lot in ODIs & managed to beat Lankans thrice in last 6 years, most recently in 2012 Asia Cup.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 7, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    @Baseballsucks:- "I hope you haven't forgotten Shakib 92* against Sri Lanka which Bangladesh won silly. Better than Matthews :)

  • fire_dragon on February 7, 2013, 18:04 GMT

    @Baseball-Sucks maybe you are right !!! Srilanka was stronger that BD in the past . But I think now BD got the chance in the shorter format . But in test we can't say anything until this happen . so wait and after the match you or we will say something .

  • Captainman on February 7, 2013, 18:03 GMT

    @Baseball - Problem? Sri Lanka are a declining team, the team is nothing without Sang, Jaya and Dilshan and once they're gone, all I see for Sri Lanka is downhill. Our players participated in your SLPL and dominated your players, different eras come and goes. Even our under-19 team the future of Cricket can crush your team now shame :P

  • fire_dragon on February 7, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    It is known to all that Shakib is BD's best player. But now he is not in the top of his from . I think player like Anamul can bat better than Shakib and Shohag can bowl as good as Shakib can do . So his absence won't be a problem for Bangladesh . And for @wonderstar1 comments I want to say that don't say too much time will tell us what will happen .

  • Pickpocket on February 7, 2013, 17:51 GMT

    Though we miss Sakib but we have a lots of talented player in the pipe line. I beleive BD player will do good performance against Sl. Shamsur, Nafees, Sabbir, milon for batting alternative & for bowling a lots of young player also performing well. Problem is Sakib is equal to one specialist bowler & one specialist batsman. So we need two specialist required for recovering one Sakib. But I'm not hopeless Bangladesh do well against srilanka.

  • Baseball-Sucks on February 7, 2013, 17:34 GMT

    @Posted by Waterstone ; Huh...Like you've won so many test matches against Sri Lanaka with the help of this guy. Give me a break... Forget about winning, BD haven't even managed to draw a single test. Mahela or Sanga = Whole BD team. :))) . I think SLC schedule these BD tours as practice matches for our young lads. :)))

  • tariq_piash on February 7, 2013, 17:23 GMT

    @wonderstar1: well, what you said may happen really, but how can you be so arrogant when Bangladesh defeated the full strength Sri Lanka so comfortably in the last meeting between this two?

  • TheRisingTeam on February 7, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Silly logic! play against Sri Lanka and skip Zimbabwe instead. If he misses Sri Lanka then our team will struggle.

  • Tokai69 on February 7, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    We need Shakib more in the test team, since very few BD players have the test experience like him. We have enough substitute in the short form though to beat SL. This things happened recently against WI at home. BD win the ODI series and fight neck to neck in only T20 without Shakib.

  • on February 7, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    its a big miss for BANGLADESH , but someother players can express themselves instead of him . i like to see BANGLADESH not depended on one players altough he is my best players of the world, wish he will back very soon . we prove that without him BANGLADESH still a good team againt WI .

  • Keithnkin on February 7, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    No worries. They got plenty of up and coming players to take Shakibs place. As for Wonderstar1`s comment, I would like to frame it and hold on the wall until the tour is over. And then, hopefully make him eat his own words.

  • WPDDESILVA on February 7, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    I think Bangladesh will beat SL in Tests comfortably!

  • Energetic. on February 7, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    He should still play, Cricket is not Football. Footballers have all sorts of problems but you see them playing match after match despite a heavy workout for an hour and a half. The article says no broken bones so I see no reason why he cannot play and if it is a worry then he should skip out the rest of BPL.

    Since both Ban and Zim won't be playing in ICC Trophy then they might as well raise the test series to 3 matches.

  • Captainman on February 7, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    Oh great! now we have no chance against Sri Lanka.

  • wonderstar1 on February 7, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    This shud be a one-sided contest as jayawardene alone is enough to crush bangladesh. an easy win for srilanka, while India and Pakistan would be slogging it out with toughest teams. without shakib, they would fold out for 50 odd in each innings. Ordinary Bangladesh are a disgarce to international cricket.

  • QingdaoXI on February 7, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    I think he should not play BPL at the moment and take care of his body and do the needful treatment as early as possible, dont play with injury for franchise and miss the matches for country, Same mistake was done by Sehwag and Gambhir and in that they lost the form. In Comparsion to them you are so young you can earn money afterwards first look after the body. Hoping to see you back with full fitness vs Sri Lanka.

  • Sinhaya on February 7, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Well well Shakib we Lankans will miss you indeed. I wish you a speedy recovery indeed.

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  • Sinhaya on February 7, 2013, 16:16 GMT

    Well well Shakib we Lankans will miss you indeed. I wish you a speedy recovery indeed.

  • QingdaoXI on February 7, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    I think he should not play BPL at the moment and take care of his body and do the needful treatment as early as possible, dont play with injury for franchise and miss the matches for country, Same mistake was done by Sehwag and Gambhir and in that they lost the form. In Comparsion to them you are so young you can earn money afterwards first look after the body. Hoping to see you back with full fitness vs Sri Lanka.

  • wonderstar1 on February 7, 2013, 16:36 GMT

    This shud be a one-sided contest as jayawardene alone is enough to crush bangladesh. an easy win for srilanka, while India and Pakistan would be slogging it out with toughest teams. without shakib, they would fold out for 50 odd in each innings. Ordinary Bangladesh are a disgarce to international cricket.

  • Captainman on February 7, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    Oh great! now we have no chance against Sri Lanka.

  • Energetic. on February 7, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    He should still play, Cricket is not Football. Footballers have all sorts of problems but you see them playing match after match despite a heavy workout for an hour and a half. The article says no broken bones so I see no reason why he cannot play and if it is a worry then he should skip out the rest of BPL.

    Since both Ban and Zim won't be playing in ICC Trophy then they might as well raise the test series to 3 matches.

  • WPDDESILVA on February 7, 2013, 16:54 GMT

    I think Bangladesh will beat SL in Tests comfortably!

  • Keithnkin on February 7, 2013, 16:57 GMT

    No worries. They got plenty of up and coming players to take Shakibs place. As for Wonderstar1`s comment, I would like to frame it and hold on the wall until the tour is over. And then, hopefully make him eat his own words.

  • on February 7, 2013, 16:58 GMT

    its a big miss for BANGLADESH , but someother players can express themselves instead of him . i like to see BANGLADESH not depended on one players altough he is my best players of the world, wish he will back very soon . we prove that without him BANGLADESH still a good team againt WI .

  • Tokai69 on February 7, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    We need Shakib more in the test team, since very few BD players have the test experience like him. We have enough substitute in the short form though to beat SL. This things happened recently against WI at home. BD win the ODI series and fight neck to neck in only T20 without Shakib.

  • TheRisingTeam on February 7, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Silly logic! play against Sri Lanka and skip Zimbabwe instead. If he misses Sri Lanka then our team will struggle.