A Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official confirmed on Thursday that Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is likely to play in the upcoming home Test series against West Indies.
West Indies is set to tour Bangladesh for a two-match Test series starting February 3 at the Zahur Ahmad Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. The teams will then travel to Dhaka for the second Test.
Shakib’s availability in the team for the upcoming Test was highly dubitable owing to his groin injury the player sustained during the three-match ODI series this month.
The player has now shown a significant recovery and is ready to make himself available for the Test series against the Caribbean.
“His scan report is absolutely fine and there is no tear. Our physio Julian had seen him in the evening and there is an improvement. We are hopeful that he will return to practice soon,” Cricbuzz quoted BCB physician Manzur Hossain as saying.
“Probably he might have rest for a day or two but at the moment there is no doubt regarding his participation in the first Test considering his scan reports that we have received today.”
“We have a protocol in place for this series and it is mentioned in the MoU what needs to be done in this kind of situation. The WICB officials are fully aware that we are following the COVID-19 protocols in this case,” BCB’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said.