Bangladesh’s coach provides an update on Shakib’s fitness ahead of the India match.

Bangladesh’s coach provides an update on Shakib’s fitness ahead of the India match.

Bangladesh has yet to receive a clean bill of health ahead of their crucial match against India in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on Thursday in Pune.
Following Bangladesh’s defeat to New Zealand in Chennai, Shakib Al Hasan underwent a scan, and his availability remains uncertain following the squad’s practice session in Pune, during which the all-rounder did not bowl.

“He had a good batting session yesterday and did a little bit of running between the wickets,” Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe told reporters on Wednesday.

“We had a scan today and are awaiting the results.” He is fine for the time being. We have not yet attempted bowling. So he’ll come in tomorrow morning, and we’ll evaluate him again before making a decision.

“We will not risk him if he is not ready to play.” But if he’s ready, he might be able to play tomorrow.”

Hathurusingha refused to rule out the possibility of Shakib playing only as a batter against the tournament hosts.

“In any injury situation, the medical staff comes first. They express their thoughts and either say green light or red light. “They educate us on where the players are,” he added.

“Then it is up to the captain and coach to decide whether it is a risk in terms of playing, tactically, whether you can do one discipline or both disciplines.” That is how the procedure operates.”

This viewpoint is consistent with comments made earlier this week by team director Khaled Mahmud.

“It’s up to the doctor and physio.” We don’t want to bother him in the long run. “He’ll play if he gets clearance from the physio,” he said.

Shakib has been outstanding with the ball against India in recent times, taking 10 wickets at an average of just 18.

Despite the fact that Shakib is an excellent player, the tournament organizers are not placing too much emphasis on him.

“It doesn’t really matter to us.” “I think it’s what we do in terms of preparation, execution, and having a game plan,” said India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey.

“We know he’s a talented player.” He’s done well for Bangladesh; he’s a champion player, he’s handy, he bats for the team, he bowls well, he bowls in the Powerplay, he’s a quality bowler, and I think you have to give him credit for that.

A win for India would give them four straight victories to begin the tournament and put them in the semi-finals due to other results.

Bangladesh will take heart from a recent head-to-head record that has seen them win three of the last four meetings with India, including the most recent match at the Asia Cup back in September.




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