Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the second and final Test of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Mirpur due to a strain on his left thigh. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the news through a media release on Monday.
The all-rounder batted well in the first innings of the first Test but couldn't manage to bowl more than six overs in the match. The southpaw couldn't take further part in the match and he had to watch the West Indies create history from the sidelines.
The release read, "Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss the second and final Test of the ongoing series in Dhaka after failing to recover from an injury sustained during the first of the two ICC World Test Championship matches against the West Indies. Shakib has been assessed and monitored continuously since suffering a strain on his left thigh on the second day of the match in Chattogram and after careful consideration, it has been confirmed that he will not be available for the second Test."
Shakib will leave the team bio-secure bubble this week and for the time being and will be under the surveillance and treatment of the BCB Medical Team in Dhaka.
Shakib could not take further part in the first Test after BCB confirmed following a scan that the all-rounder suffered a strain on his left thigh. He was under observation of the BCB medical team throughout the course of the first Test.
Shakib had earlier suffered a groin injury during Bangladesh's third and final ODI against the West Indies last month. He was kept under observation for 48 hours after that and only joined the Tigers' squad for training ahead of the first Test after recovering from the injury.
The second Test will get underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on February 11. West Indies lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test by three wickets.