While Bangladesh has refrained from providing a specific timeline or confirming whether Shakib Al Hasan will be absent from any upcoming matches, they have assured that his fitness will be monitored on a daily basis.
Shakib’s Discomfort During the Game
According to National Team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan, Shakib experienced discomfort in his left quadriceps region while batting. Despite this, he continued to field and completed his full quota of ten overs.
Post-Game Medical Assessment
Following the game, Shakib underwent an MRI scan. The team’s medical staff will continue to monitor his fitness in the lead-up to the forthcoming matches. His progress will be clinically assessed daily, and necessary actions will be taken based on the findings.
Impact on Bangladesh’s Performance
Despite Shakib’s efforts, Bangladesh suffered an eight-wicket defeat as New Zealand effortlessly achieved a target of 246 runs. This loss marks the second for Shakib and his teammates in the group stage.
Current Standings and Upcoming Matches
Thanks to their initial victory over Afghanistan, the Tigers currently hold the sixth position in the table. Their next challenge is against the table-toppers, India, in a Thursday fixture set to take place in Pune.