All-rounder Shakib al Hasan’s adverse outcome from Covid-19 test Friday morning came as an uplifting news for Bangladesh group the executives in front of the pivotal first Test against visiting Sri Lanka as it was advanced before Tuesday that Shakib was precluded from the initial coordinate of the series subsequent to being determined to have the novel Covid.
Yet, starting from the principal Test is just a day away and Shakib isn’t by and by over the most recent few weeks, there are as yet significant questions over his cooperation in Sunday’s most memorable Test.
Bangladesh group had a serious instructional meeting Friday evening at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong before the main Test and Shakib joined the crew at night.
In the mean time Tigers lead trainer Russell Domingo is hopeful in regards to Shakib’s accessibility yet in addition planning fall backs as there are a ton of variables to be thought of.
“Coming straight into a Test match, we want to actually look at his wellness and evaluate where he is. He has quite recently fallen off Covid, and he hasn’t played a lot of cricket. He’s clearly a major player for us, balances the group. However, we want to perceive how he is (today). He hasn’t batted or bowled for the last a little while. It is five days of cricket. It is hot. There are a wide range of interesting points,” Domingo shared with the media preceding the training meeting Friday.
“I have had Covid gravely, so the energy isn’t exactly something similar. You can’t go into immediately. It’s anything but a T20 or ODI which is done in six or seven overs. It will occur for north of five days. Obviously we believe he should play, he is probably the best cricketer that is at any point played. However, we want to ensure that he allows himself the best opportunity to perform, and satisfy his job. Bowl somewhere around 15 overs every day, bat for three or four overs in the main six. Anyone would need a completely fit Shakib in your best XI. However, it is undeniably challenging to play assuming he is 50-60% fit,” he added.
Bangladesh group will rehearse in morning meeting Saturday and Shakib will prepare with the group.
It was discovered that Shakib is anxious to play however it appears to be that the group the executives will take a ultimate choice after Saturday’s training meeting relying upon his match wellness and medical issue.
In the interim, Tigers group the board is contemplating various choices and blends assuming Shakib can’t play and center request batsman Mosaddek Hossain, who was added to the crew as of late, is a decent competitor there.
“I think we want to consider somebody who can bowl. Yasir (Ali) has played a few great innings for us, yet we want to find somebody who can bowl 10-15 overs. I don’t know whether Mominul (Haque) is certain of bowling 10-15 overs. Shanto (Nazmul Hossain) isn’t exactly there to bowl six-seven overs per day,” said Domingo.
“Groups that have that person who can bat at No 6/7 and bowl 10/15 overs every day, they are more adjusted. We want to find that individual when Shakib isn’t there. At the point when he is there, simple. However, he has not been there much. So Mosaddek is most certainly in thought to play in the event that Shakib isn’t playing.