Shakib al Hasan to Miss Bangabandhu Cup T20 Finals

Shakib al Hasan to Miss Bangabandhu Cup T20 Finals

Shakib al Hasan to Miss Bangabandhu Cup T20 Finals

Bangladeshi player Shakib al Hasan will have to miss out on the upcoming Bangabandhu T20 Cup finals to be with his family. 

Shakib al Hasan just came back to the competitive cricket scene after his one-year ban was lifted. However, his return to the Bangabandhu T20 Cup was abrupt shortly as he had to fly back home and be with his in-laws in the USA. 

This has been confirmed by Gemcon Khulnateam manager Nafees Iqbal who said, ‘Shakib had to leave yesterday as his father-in-law has been sick for quite a long time, and yesterday he came to know that he is critically ill. He left the hotel last night and today is his flight’. 

It was last month when Al Hasan returned to the competitive cricket scene after he had been banned by the ICC for having failed to report a corrupt approach from a bookie. His return to competitive cricket came in the domestic T20 cricket tournament. 

Supposedly, his performance in the league will be the factor that can help determine if he can be a part of the upcoming match series against West Indies. However, his performance in the nine matches of the tournament has failed to impress yet.

It was in his performance that he conceded only 204 runs in 34 overs. Aside from that, he also has an economy rate of 6.00 and has picked up six wickets. Aside from that, he was also able to score 110 runs in nine innings with an average of 12.22 and a strike rate of 120.87. 

Talking about his performance, his childhood mentor Nazmul Abedin said, ‘I am sure he will play well in Test and ODIs as our preparation was largely involved about his playing Test matches and we designed the preparation program accordingly. It would have been ideal if he had played longer version as that would have allowed him to take his time in the middle’. 

The match series between Bangladesh and West Indies comprises two Tests and three ODIs that are scheduled from January to February 2021. To further understand these cricket formats, visit Betwala. 

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