It has been revealed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) that ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has a strain on his left thigh after a scan on Friday morning.
He picked up the injury while fielding off his own bowling on the second day of the first Test against West Indies at Chattogram.
His participation for the rest of the test has remained under a cloud ever since he picked up the injury and now a BCB official on anonymity has told the media that Shakib will only take the field if the home team is losing.
"It's more likely that Shakib won't take any further part in the Chattogram Test. If the team is in trouble, then the situation will once again be assessed and a decision will be taken," the BCB official said.
Not only is Shakib now a doubt for the remainder of the Chattogram Test, but his availability for the Mirpur Test is also now uncertain as the usual rest and recovery period from such an injury is two weeks.
"Even though he's not fully fit now, Shakib is part of the team. He is an important player for us. But in the future, if he's absolutely not 100%, such a decision won't be taken with him," the official added.
Shakib had earlier injured his groin while fielding off his own bowling in the third ODI against Windies and even though he hadn't fully recovered from his injury, he was brought back into the team's starting XI this Test.
That had led to Shakib being injured again while fielding off his own bowling this Test.