Asia Cup 2018: Shakib Al Hasan injured, big blow for Bangladesh before finals

Dhaka: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan returned home due to a finger  injury from United Arab Emirates ahead of the Asia Cup final against India. This is a huge blow for Bangladesh as Shakib Al Hasan is one of the most important players of the squad. As he is a very experienced player, it would have been very helpful for the youngsters ahead of the crucial match.

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Shakib also missed Wednesday’s virtual semi-final against Pakistan after he complained of a fresh pain in an injured finger.“The condition of his finger really turned bad. It got swollen. He was even unable to hold the bat,” manager Khaled Mahmud informed  from Dubai.A Bangladesh Cricket Board official confirmed Shakib arrived back in Dhaka at midnight on Wednesday.

Thirty-one-year-old Shakib hurt his left little finger during the one-day international series against Sri Lanka in January.The all-rounder played the team’s first four matches of the Asia Cup tournament. He scored 49 runs and picked up seven wickets.

(Source- AFP)