Shakib Al Hasan

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Unlikely to play in every T20I against Zimbabwe is Shakib Al Hasan.

The five-match T20I series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is slated to take place from May 3 to May 12. The Bangladesh Cricket Board stated on Tuesday that Shakib Al Hasan is unlikely to be available for every game of the series.

Shakib, who plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League, and Mustafizur Rahman were left off of BCB’s declared 17-man team for the Zimbabwe series.

Shakib, who is now in the United States, is scheduled to return by the end of this month and is likely to play a few games for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Cricket Club in the ongoing Dhaka Premier League, according to BCB chief selector Gazi Ashraf Hossain, who spoke with reporters. It is recognised that Shakib desired to participate in these domestic games in order to adequately prepare for the demands of playing international cricket.

“We have spoken with him (Shakib), and the agreement is that he is anticipated to arrive at the end of this month. He may participate in one or two DPL matches before joining the team management to hone his cricketing skills to their satisfaction and his own. In the five-match T20I series, we will most certainly want him to play a few games towards the end,” Ashraf stated.

“We will announce the team on April 28 and by that time you will get a clear picture for how many matches he is available,” he stated.

“A participant must adhere to a procedure. He is travelling from overseas and will be exhausted. He needs to get used to the heat and go back to the squad as soon as possible. “We’ll take care of that,” he continued, assuring the team that he wouldn’t have any trouble adjusting to the new environment and working with the Bangladesh team management.

“He knows how to fit in with the squad, so there won’t be any issues in terms of team bonding. There are a lot of games before the World Cup begins. We have five matches against Zimbabwe, and then we fly to America to play a few games (a three-match T20 series,” he stated.

Mustafizur will not play in the first game of the Zimbabwe series, according to Ashraf. After playing his final match of the season on May 1 in Chennai against Punjab Kings, the left-arm bowler is anticipated to make a comeback on May 2.

“The first game will not feature Mustafizur. “He will undergo evaluation by our medical team, and subsequently, we will endeavour to ascertain his current status,” stated Ashraf.

Additionally, according to Ashraf, the management of Bangladesh would hold off on including Soumya Sarkar until the very last minute, even though he is still recovering.

In the opening Test of the two-match series, Taijul hurt his knee trying to stop a run while fielding, and Sarkar hurt his knee after he crashed into an advertising board during the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka. Taijul participated in the second Test as well, but he had to enter rehabilitation after experiencing knee pain.

“Soumya Sarkar is attempting to recover from an injury and is not fully fit. Our strength and conditioning coach will be closely monitoring him.” Ashraf stated, “We want him to be a member of the squad and take part in tactical discussions.

“Unless it is prolonged, we are required by the ICC to provide the team by May 1st; however, this team will represent us in the World Cup, so nothing similar exists. Although there will be many injuries, that team will be somewhat similar to the World Cup team.

Saifuddin was one of the returning members of the squad, and Ashraf expressed his anticipation that the pace-bowling all-rounder will reach his peak during the Zimbabwe series. After a protracted absence due to injuries, Saifuddin is back.

“Saifuddin is undoubtedly a talented player, and if he stays healthy, he may get more experience playing abroad, but ultimately, his performance is a major problem. While Saifuddin leads in batting, he faces competition in bowling. We are quite interested in him, so this is a nice chance for him to find his rhythm again in the Zimbabwe series,” he stated.

Team for Preparation Camp: Jaker Ali Anik, Mahedi Hasan, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanvir Islam, Afif Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Saifuddin, and Soumya Sarkar in lieu of captain Najmul Hossain Shanto