Bangladesh’s all rounder and captain in the T20 and Test format – Shakib al Hasan is set to miss out the home series against Zimbabwe and the West Indies. Shakib had sustained a finger injury in January which made him miss the initial matches of the Nidihas Trophy, and the injury was further aggravated during the Asia Cup 2018 last month.
The star performer for Bangladesh is expected to be away from action for the next three months as Bangladesh’s worry continues.
Veteran batsman – Mahudullah looks as the prominent candidate of captaining the Bangladesh squad in Shakib’s absence.
"I have always liked captaincy as it's a challenging job and at the same time it's a huge honour," Mahmudullah told reporters in Dhaka. "I have always looked forward to it, and if I get such an opportunity I am ready for it," said Mahmadullah.
Mahmadullah himself has been riding through a back injury from the series against the Windies earlier this year, but is expected to recover before the start of the series against Zimbabwe on 21 October.
"Injuries will be there and you have to play with it. Maybe it got worse after playing continuous cricket as I am feeling the pain in my rib area as well now," he added.
"At the moment I am feeling a bit better and taking rest. I hope that I will be able to recover in time."
Bangladesh have been going through an unwanted period due to their star players sustaining injuries. Veteran opener Tami Iqbal suffered a fracture to wrist in the first match against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup, while Mushfiqur Rahim is also recovering from a rib injury.
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