Just one day to go to the Asia Cup. All the country who are participating in the tournament has reached Dubai. Thursday was a public holiday because the Arabian new years starts from Thursday. So the players got a day to relax on the holiday. In the first match, Bangladesh and Srilanka will face each other.
But not everyone in the Bangladeshi squad has the chance to enjoy the holiday. This time Bangladesh has several injuries in the squad. everyone is worried about the top order batsman Shakib al Hasan’s injuries. Shakib is suffering from his finger injury since January.
In addition, Tamim Iqbal is also suffering from his right-hand injuries and newcomer Nazmul Hossain Shanto is also got injured in his right index finger during a practice session.
Tamim joined the team at the last moment. He joined the other teammate in Dubai on 12th of this month. Due to his visa problem, he was delayed joining the squad. So when the other player was roaming in the hotel room, Tamim was seen have himself practising at the Dubai International stadium in the end.
Team manager Khaled Mahmud said that Shanto is still suffering from injuries. Today Shakib, Tamim, and Shanto are seen practising in the field. He said that my players are ready and the will do exactly what they supposed to do. I do not think that injuries will have any effect on their performance.
Manager Khaled Mahmud had also a visa problem and that’s why he reached in Dubai late too. Finally, he said, “Inshallah we will be playing with our full strength.”
Tema management is also worried about Shakib’s finger injury. Because he said that batting with this injured finger is very difficult. And that’s why management is worried about him.
It is also known from Shakib he has still a pain in his finger. His finger is swollen and a little bent and that’s why skin is slightly tilted. Medicine is reducing the pain Shakib said.
Mahmud said Shakib wants to play and that’s why he is tolerating the pain. shakib has the talent and experience. Apart from this Shakib has played a number of matches before with this kind of small injury. Because he is playing for his country and team.
The injury is not so bad. By the grace of God, he is much better now. I think they all will perform the duties entrusted to them. Finally, Mahmud said Shakib and Tamim could be seen in the first match on the field. And he said the practice session was not for the player’s fitness assessments.
In Fact, they could not do a lot of practice together, because Tamim joined the team at the last time. He could not practice calmly for his finger. Shakib’s condition was the same. When the rest of the team was resting, they were practising with their coaches of the team.
Now let’s see who will win in the first match of Asia cup