Bangladesh’s great all-rounder and captain Shakib Al Hasan’s journey in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 ended even before the team’s last league match due to injury. The team has to play its last match against Australia on 11 November. Before the match, head coach Chandika Hathurusingha reacted strongly to Shakib’s absence and said that Bangladesh would miss his leadership and batting.

Shakib Al Hasan suffered an injury to his left index finger while batting in his team’s final match against Sri Lanka and an X-ray later confirmed the fracture, ruling him out of the tournament ahead of his team’s final league match. Gave. Bangladesh had announced Anamul Haq as his replacement. Against Sri Lanka, Shakib scored 82 runs in 65 balls and played a vital role in his team’s victory. He also took two wickets in the match. He was also named man of the match for his all-round performance.

Ahead of their last match against Australia, the Bangladesh head coach was asked about Shakib Al Hasan’s absence. He said that Shakib alone is equal to two players and the lack of his bowling in the team can be compensated but he will be missed on the batting and captaincy front.

Chandika Hathurusingha said in a press conference on Friday,

When you have a number one all-rounder like Shakib, they are two players in themselves, so it is difficult to do much with the combination. We would definitely like to make up for his lack of bowling with another spinner or fast bowler. We will miss him in batting and captaincy. So, definitely it is difficult.

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