Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of 2023 World Cup
In a recent development coming out of the Bangladesh camp, skipper Shakib Al Hasan has suffered an injury to his left Index finger while batting in the match against Sri Lanka in Delhi (November 06) in the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup. An X-ray conducted after the game confirmed a fracture which has ruled him out of Bangladesh’s last match of the tournament against Australia in Pune on 11 November.
National Team Physio Bayjedul Islam Khan said: “Shakib was struck on his left index finger early in his innings but continued to bat with supportive taping and painkillers. He underwent an emergency X-ray in Delhi after the game which confirmed the fracture on the left PIP joint. Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks. He will leave for Bangladesh today to begin his rehab.”
Anamul Haque has been named as his replacement in the squad while vice-captain Najmul Hossain Shanto will lead Bangladesh in Shakib's absence
Liton Das joins Shakib Al Hasan
Litton Das will accompany skipper Shakib Al Hasan and depart for Dhaka owing to a family emergency. Litton previously took a leave of absence during the midway point of the 2023 ODI World Cup campaign for the same reason and he returned on Friday, prior to the team's match against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
As per a report from BDC Crictime, it remains uncertain whether Litton will rejoin the squad in time for the team's final World Cup league-stage match against Australia at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Saturday.
Bangladesh was the first team to exit the 2023 ODI World Cup. Following their initial victory against Afghanistan, the Bangla Tigers endured six consecutive losses.