Bangladesh in Sri Lanka 2012-13

Shakib ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Mohammad Isam

February 23, 2013

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Shakib Al Hasan scored a quick 37 before bowling an economical spell in the match, Dhaka Gladiators v Duronto Rajshahi, Bangladesh Premier League, Khulna, January 22, 2013
Shakib Al Hasan complained of pain in his shin during Bangladesh's Test series against West Indies, and following a rest period played the BPL © Bangladesh Cricket Board
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Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of Bangladesh's tour to Sri Lanka next month after it was decided that he will undergo surgery this week on his right calf muscle*. His involvement in the Zimbabwe tour in April is also in doubt, as it will take him six weeks to return to active cricket, according to BCB's chief medical officer, Dr Debashish Chowdhury.

"Shakib will be out of action for at least six weeks after the surgery," Chowdhury said. "BCB has granted him permission to undergo the surgery. BCB president Nazmul Hasan agreed to release him as per the advice of the specialist in Australia."

Chowdhury however is unsure whether Shakib will return to action immediately after making a full recovery. "Apart from the exertional compartmental syndrome for which he is undergoing surgery, Shakib has sustained tenoperiostitis and stress reaction on his tibia," he said. "To heal the other two complications, he will need rest, physiotherapy, a rehabilitation programme and biomechanical correction." Shakib is expected to do the biomechanical correction test on Sunday.

He first complained of pain in his shin during Bangladesh's Test series against West Indies in November last year. He was immediately given rest and recovered in time for the Bangladesh Premier League, but he missed a couple of games in the tournament and afterwards was seen bowling off a very short run-up.

Towards the end of the tournament, Shakib was diagnosed with exertional compartment syndrome on his shin bone, a condition that can be caused by frequent running, and leads to pain and swelling. After the final, he admitted that his movement was restricted.

As a result, he was sent to Australia on February 20 where a specialist suggested he undergo the surgery to reduce stiffness in the injured area.

Bangladesh will leave for Sri Lanka on February 28, to play two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20.

13.15GMT, February 23: The article had previously incorrectly stated left calf muscle

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Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (February 26, 2013, 18:29 GMT)

He's a selfish player played in BPL where he could've rested and done an operation but money talks these days.

Posted by   on (February 26, 2013, 4:20 GMT)

i bet he will still go to IPL in april

Posted by Energetic. on (February 24, 2013, 19:53 GMT)

Shakib literally had 4 months for surgery and rest time but he didn't but we don't have answers to that. I hope he understands that his ranking points will drop considerably now and deserves to go down. We want players who has the desire to play and do well for the country no player is bigger than the team.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (February 24, 2013, 15:54 GMT)

@MarkSri: Its true Bangladesh are no match for Sri Lanka but the rankings don't really tell the whole story because Bangladesh have 0 points because they don't play as many tests these days. 2012 on played 2 whereas the others played on average 9.

Posted by SL_rockz on (February 24, 2013, 14:29 GMT)

SL fans did not wont o make troubles with you.Just want to show why you are still at bottom and we have become World champions.In tests it is same you laugh at us being no 6 now because you know we are team who sat in top 4 .And laugh at us now we will quietly bear that for our nation but remember we were there and we will go there in near future again.We have already proved the world we are capable of making it .But make sure all BD fans your team just score a point in test so confidently as you do now after you pass SL in rankings (now you have to get 93 points) or else becomes one of top test playing nation.Without NO win against SL or any other higher rank team than WI and sitting at the bottom dont give such speeches. It will only make you 0 forever in tests.

Posted by SL_rockz on (February 24, 2013, 13:46 GMT)

We do not put those reasons infront and just give high-five talks thinking our team as SA or world no 1...We blame them when we are needed to .before we go play australia we never commented like SA is coming to australia. ok.We never show off really.But problem with your fans is they talked so over confident about a team who just won an ODI here and there and when they came close wiinnig a match or a player just having 35+ avg... But we SL never do so..eventhough SL won this series and goto no 3 in ODI ranking list.We never show off until our nation goes no 1 and then on also we crtictise our team our weaknesses etc to protect no 1.That is why BD still earn 0 points in tests and will remain for a long time .Watch SL , they are 92 points now but watch how they will slowly go close 110 points and climbing up the ladder while you remain on 0.Difference is the attitude .Thats why we started ODI just like you and at present Won a WC and twice runnes up while you struggle to make super six.

Posted by   on (February 24, 2013, 10:34 GMT)

srilanka is still struggling to win in test after murali's retirement despite of having the great mahela and sangakara. U have good spinners but not another murali, that's why its very hard for u to make allout others.well, shakib is our murali (not comparing),he is good with bat but its very hard to make SL allout within a short run in Sl without him. Thats the point of bd fans of missing shakib. And Sl fans violent comments are making us so proud coz its showing that they r taking us so seriously.

Posted by SL_rockz on (February 24, 2013, 10:06 GMT)

ODI rankings

India 38 4514 119. England 33 3849 117.. Australia 37 4285 116.. South Africa 21 2357 112.... Sri Lanka 39 4291 110,, Pakistan 31 3311 107.. West Indies 31 2626 85.. New Zealand 26 2124 82.. Bangladesh 21 1636 78.. Zimbabwe 15 34 49..

Look at where you are at ODi rankings and Number of point ....Also look where Sl are..WE are just winning 3 games away from passing SA ,Aus to join top 3 again..And about ODI , SL are the consecutive WC runners up ht will give you an idea how consistence SL are in ODI format. 2011-Runners up 2007 -Runners up 2003-Semi finalists..So in this 21st century we have prevailed with good consistency and an appreciatable side.I am not trying to say we are the best in the world but clearly better than BD.And u only have recent asia cup finalists...But remember SL came to asia cp after nailing australia 2 d 3rd final in commonwealth series in aus.If BD was the team not SL.Will india drop n finals n aussies will have to drag themselves 2 d 3rd finl:P

Posted by SL_rockz on (February 24, 2013, 9:49 GMT)


Sri Lanka 17 1838 131..... West Indies 18 1739 124..... India 18 1789 119......... England 25 2235 118......... South Africa 21 1868 117......... Pakistan 28 2324 116........ Australia 23 1843 102...... New Zealand 24 1867 98........ Bangladesh 11 668 84........ Ireland 12 659 82........... Zimbabwe 10 306 44.........

For BD fans who feel BD will beat SL at home in t20..Simply look at this you are just above zim and ireland..last at test playing nations..Where is Sri lanka ...mmmmh...Oh cannot you see?? :P WE ARE THE NUMBER 1 IN T20 and we will give you the treat in only t20 with BD as Number ONE T20 NATION ....If you feel BD winning that i feel sorry that's it...We beat even Aus in AUs after the Big bash hot as well ..what is BPL with regarding to Big bash,even big bash didnt deliver players for aus to beat SL in their home soil.No use of speaking about BPL and BD t20 team and beating no 1 ranked side in their home...

Posted by SL_rockz on (February 24, 2013, 9:37 GMT)

South Africa 32 3965 124.......................................................... England 41 4825 118............................................................... Australia 42 4916 117............................................... Pakistan 29 3148 109......................................... India 37 3879 105........................................... Sri Lanka 36 3318 92........................................... West Indies 31 2809 91................................. New Zealand 30 2333 78............................. Bangladesh 15 0 0.................................. HIKZ !!!! 0 points :P doesnot this show how bangladesh test cricket is ??? :P Very funny some BD talk as they have 100 points and just 1 or 2 points to catch SL. Even after 3-0 loss to Aus SL have 92 points ...What about poor BD.Please australia invite BD to your country for just 1 test ?? Then we can show the real calibre of BD ..

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