Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the second Test owing to his injuries he sustained during the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium last week.
“Shakib Al Hasan will miss the second and final Test of the ongoing series in Dhaka after failing to recover from an injury sustained during the first of the two ICC World Test Championship matches against the West Indies,” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in their official statement.
“Shakib has been assessed and monitored continuously since suffering a strain on his left thigh on the second day of the match in Chattogram and after careful consideration, it has been confirmed that he will not be available for the second Test.”
BCB said that the BCB Medical Team would monitor his injuries in Dhaka and work on his treatment. He will then leave the bio-security bubble this week.
Shakib was on his way to recovery from his groin injury, which he had picked up during the three-match ODI series against West Indies, before getting another one during the first Test. His second injury forced him to walk out of the field midway of the match. Shakib scored 68 runs in the first innings of Bangladesh.
West Indies defeated the hosts in the first Test taking the lead in the series by 1-0. The second Test between the two teams will commence on February 11 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.