Shakib in doubt with thigh injury

Shakib went for a scan yesterday evening, and Bangladesh team technical manager Khaled Mahmud said that it was gathered from an image of the scan that there could be a Grade 1 strain resulting from the injury Shakib sustained during the match against England in Cardiff on Saturday. However, a decision on the severity of the strain and consequently, his availability for today’s match will only be taken once the scan is reviewed by a radiologist in the morning today.

“It looks like a Grade 1 strain,” Mahmud informed yesterday. “We are not yet sure whether he can play tomorrow [Tuesday]. It doesn’t look so serious. Shakib was fine yesterday, but seemed to be feeling it a bit more today.”

The team management are also not hurrying into a decision on Shakib because there is rain forecast today in Bristol, so there is every chance that the match will be delayed or not take place at all.

“Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan suffered a left thigh strain while batting during the ICC Cricket World Cup match against England in Cardiff. He underwent a precautionary scan today [Monday] in Bristol. We are waiting on a specialist assessment and report,” physio Thihan Chandramohan informed through a press release yesterday.

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