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Bangladesh’s Shakib out of T20 World Cup

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss the remainder of the T20 World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury, which means he will not play in Thursday’s match against Australia.

Shakib was injured in the field in defeat to the West Indies and, despite going on to bowl his four overs and open the innings, has been ruled out of his side’s remaining two matches in Group 1 of the Super 12s.

The former Tigers captain has played every match in the World Cup and was outstanding in the first stage taking nine wickets for 54 runs and making runs.

However, he has found the Super 12s more difficult taking 2-69 in ten overs and failing to pass ten in three innings.

Nevertheless, his absence will be a blow ot Bangladesh.

“Shakib sustained a left lower hamstring strain while fielding during the match against the West Indies. In clinical examination it was diagnosed as an injury of Grade 1 intensity,” said chief physician of the BCB, Debashish Chowdhury.

Bangladesh are bottom of Group 1 having lost their opening three matches and face South Africa on Tuesday before finishing against Australia.

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