Bangladesh’s cricket team has suffered a setback as their captain, Shakib Al Hasan, has been ruled out of the 2023 Cricket World Cup due to an injury. The unfortunate incident occurred on November 6, 2023, during Bangladesh’s penultimate league stage game against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Shakib Al Hasan, a key player and the skipper of the Bangladesh team, sustained an injury to his left index finger while batting. Despite the injury, he continued to play, scoring an impressive 82 runs off 65 balls. His performance was instrumental in leading Bangladesh to victory over Sri Lanka.
However, an X-ray conducted after the match confirmed a fracture in his left index finger. This diagnosis led to Shakib being ruled out of Bangladesh’s final tournament match against Australia, which was scheduled to take place in Pune on November 11.
National Team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan provided further details about Shakib’s injury. He explained that Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but chose to continue playing with supportive taping and painkillers. Following the emergency X-ray in Delhi, it was confirmed that Shakib had fractured his left PIP joint.
The recovery period for this type of injury is estimated to be between three to four weeks. As a result, Shakib will be returning to Bangladesh to begin his rehabilitation process. This development is a significant blow to the Bangladesh team, as Shakib’s leadership and performance have been crucial to their campaign in the World Cup.