Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan on Thursday told the local media that he might skip the upcoming Asia Cup for a finger operation in UAE.
“I have to do a surgery. So the discussion now is about when to do it. I want it to happen as soon as possible. It will most probably be before the Asia Cup,” Shakib told the reporters at the Hazrat International Airport on his arrival after the conclusion of West Indies series.
The 31-year-old star all-rounder for Bangladesh had sustained the injury on his left hand during a Tri-series final in January this year.
Bangladesh won the limited overs series against WI after losing the Test series 2-0. “It was quite a satisfying performance. We won trophies in two out of the three series. We don’t usually play this well abroad. Naturally, the confidence is high in the squad. We can start thinking of something new.”
It might be a big blow for Bangladesh if he misses the Asia Cup as Bangladesh has never won the Asia Cup title. Shakib was adjudged Man of the series in the T20I series. It’s up to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to decide when to do his (finger) operation.
“I am happy with how I did, but maybe I could have contributed more,” Shakib added.
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