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Update: 8 July, 2019 08:59 AM
Shakib seeks rest from Sri Lanka series

Shakib seeks rest from Sri Lanka series

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Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has requested for some rest from cricket as Bangladesh is all set to tour to Sri Lanka later this month.

The Bangladesh talisman was in phenomenal form, striking 606 runs and taking 11 wickets to be the only cricketer in the history to have a double of 600+ runs and 10+ wickets in a single edition of World Cup.

After this remarkable performance Shakib admitted that he felt exhausted in the last two matches against India and Pakistan. But his fitness carried him through this exhaustion.

“In the last two matches, I felt exhausted mentally. Nevertheless, my fitness level was good that’s why it helped me,” said Shakib.

Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said nonstop cricket has put a huge toll on Shakib’s body for which he wants some time off from cricket.

“Shakib is tired because of playing non-stop cricket and probably that is why he requested for a break,” Nannu said.

“As far as I know he is planning to perform his Hajj during that period. But we are yet to take any decision in this regard.”

Alongside Shakib Al Hasan, dashing batsman Liton Das may miss the Sri Lanka tour due to his marriage while some other players like Mahmudullah, who carried some sort of injury and niggles could miss out the SL tour.

“Liton is expected to get married on July 28 so we are not expecting him to be available during that time. We are yet to take any decision about Mahmudullah due to his injury and can say something concrete after getting his medical report,” he added.

The three-match ODI series is scheduled to take place on July 25, 27 and July 29 respectively but BCB said the schedule can change as they are working on it.

All of the matches are set to be played in Colombo.

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