IND vs BAN: 'Allrounder' Shakib Al Hasan will not play in Mirpur Test! The coach said - this will be a role
Newz Fast, New Delhi: Bangladesh's experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is in doubt to play in the second Test match of the series against India. Meanwhile, the team's head coach Russell Domingo has given an update about him in gestures.
Domingo has indicated that captain Shakib Al Hasan can play not as an all-rounder but as a pure batsman in the second and final Test match of the series starting on 22 December.
Thrown only 12 overs in 2 innings
Bangladesh had to face defeat in the opening Test match of the series by a margin of 188 runs. Left-arm spin bowling-allrounder Shakib Al Hasan bowled only 12 overs during India's first innings. He did not bowl a single over in the second innings due to rib and shoulder problems.
He scored 84 runs in Bangladesh's second innings. He hit 6 fours and as many sixes in his innings of 108 balls. Domingo said about this, 'He (Shakib) could play as a batsman (only). Obviously he didn't bowl enough overs. He is still battling with his shoulder and other injuries. Due to this we had only four bowlers which was a big blow for us.
Question on Shakib's dedication
When asked about Shakib's dedication towards the team, coach Domingo said, 'It is a tricky question. He is very composed but takes pride in his performance when he competes.
From the outside you might wonder if he really cares about things but I know he takes pride in his performance. He doesn't want to be embarrassed on the field. He is competing 100 percent from his side.
The coach further said, 'I am not 100% sure whether Shakib will be able to bowl or not. He is certainly available to play as a batsman for the team which is an issue for us. We need an all-rounder for the next match.
Bangladesh won by 188 runs
Talking about this match played at Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, India scored 404 runs in the first innings. After this, thanks to the brilliant performance of Kuldeep Yadav (5 wickets for 40 runs), Bangladesh's innings was bundled out for 150 runs in 55.5 overs.
India declared the second innings by scoring 258 runs for 2 wickets, giving Bangladesh a target of 513 runs. The hosts were all out for 324 runs. Akshar Patel took 4 wickets while Kuldeep took 3 wickets in the second innings.