Bangladesh news August 27, 2009

Shakib to undergo treatment in Australia

Cricinfo staff

Stand-in Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan will travel to Australia next week for medical treatment on his groin.

"He has been in acute groin pain during the past one month and had to play with painkillers," Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Rabeed Imam said. "He will fly to Australia next week where doctors will see his injury and decide whether to operate on him."

Shakib stood in for injured Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza and led the side to historic Test and ODI victories against the West Indies away from home, and followed it up with a 4-1 ODI series win in Zimbabwe.

Shakib is the fifth Bangladesh bowler to get injured in recent months, after Mortaza, fast bowler Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain and spinner Abdur Razzak.

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