Shakib expected to join Tigers squad ahead of T20 WC

Staff Reporter 2021-10-14, 12:19am Cricket


DHAKA- Bangladesh team management expected that Shakib

Al Hasan will join the side from the beginning of the Twenty20 World Cup to
be held jointly in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

   The ace all-rounder is now busy with his commitments for Kolkata Knight
Riders who brightened their chance to play the IPL final to be held on
October 15 at Dubai in the UAE. Bangladesh will play their first match of the
World Cup on October 17 against Scotland at Muscat in Oman.

   Shakib's team will play the second Qualifier against Delhi Capitals on
Wednesday and if they win, they will move to the final. If KKR concedes
defeat in this match, Shakib will join the side earlier.

   But even if Shakib's side move to the final, chief selector Minhajul
Abedin Nannu believes that they will get the premier all-rounder from the
first match.

   "Shakib's matter is being handled by the Cricket Operations. It is
difficult to say from here at the moment. We certainly hope to get him from
the first match of the World Cup," Abedin said here today.

   It is learnt Shakib won't have to stay quarantine upon his arrival to
Oman, which is why there is no problem for him to join the side in Oman directly.BSS