Finger injury rules Shakib out of third ODI, may also miss Afghanistan Test

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Shakib Al Hasan is excluded from the third ODI against Ireland on Sunday. Shakib suffered a finger injury during the second game in Chelmsford on Friday. The incident occurred when Shakib dropped George Dockrell’s catch to Mehidy Hasan Miraz in Ireland’s innings.

However, he batted in Bangladesh’s pursuit, making 26 with five boundaries. Shakib added 61 runs for the third wicket with Najmul Hossain Shanto whose first ODI hundred helped Bangladesh win by three wickets.

“Shakib injured the tip of his right index finger trying to catch in the second ODI yesterday,” said Bangladesh physio Bayjedul Islam Khan. “An X-ray today confirmed a fracture at the base of the index finger. Such injuries usually take about six weeks to heal. Unfortunately this means he will not be available for the final game against Ireland.”

The BCB has not yet named a replacement. A six-week recovery means Shakib is all but out of the one-off test against Afghanistan in June.

Bangladesh trained in Chelmsford on Saturday, the day before their third game against Ireland. It will be their tenth game in two months against the same opponents, with the three games at Chelmsford being part of the ICC ODI Super League.

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