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Shakib Al Hasan injured during practice, set to miss Bangladesh’s World Cup opener

Shakib Al Hasan injured during practice, set to miss Bangladesh’s World Cup opener

Shakib reportedly picked up an injury on his left ankle while playing football in Bangladesh's practice session.

Bangladesh team’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of Bangladesh’s warm up games with an injury. According to various reports, Shakib will also be unavailable for Bangladesh’s World Cup opening match against Afghanistan on October 7. The absence of their captain in Bangladesh’s opening WC fixture will be another big blow to the team that is dealing with multiple controversies at the moment.

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Shakib Al Hasan injured while playing football

Shakib, who will lead the Bangladesh side in the tournament, picked up an injury on his left ankle while playing football in Bangladesh’s practice session. He will miss Bangladesh’s two warm-up games against Sri Lanka and England. He is also likely to be unavailable for the clash against Afghanistan.

Bangladesh Cricket Board rested Shakib and a few other senior players for the ODI series in New Zealand. He last played an ODI match in July.

Shakib Al Hasan injured

Notably, Bangladesh cricket has been plagued by controversy ever since BCB announced their World Cup squad. The omission of batter Tamim Iqbal created a huge uproar, with the southpaw levelling charges at BCB. Now with the injury to their captain Shakib, Bangladesh will feel their World Cup chance slipping away even before the start of the tournament.

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