SL vs BAN: Possible quad injury puts Shakib Al Hasan’s participation in doubt

Bangladesh‘s Shakib Al Hasan is in doubt for his team’s fourth game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against Sri Lanka at County Ground, Bristol on Tuesday, owing to a suspected quad injury that he sustained during Bangladesh’s match against England on Saturday.

Shakib made 121 in the 106-run defeat and was in visible discomfort in the later part of the innings. He was tended to Bangladesh physio Thihan Chandramohan early in the innings at the Cardiff.

However, during his team’s practice session at Bristol ahead of Sri Lanka clash the premier allrounder did not bat or bowl raising concerns on his fitness. Shakib is the highest run-getter in the tournament with 260 runs in three matches and has also taken three wickets. ALSO READ: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh hope for a game as Bristol rain threatens washout

Bangladesh are desperate for a win after losing two games out of the three they have played and with rain forecast for Tuesday at Bristol it could be a long day for both the teams. ALSO READ: Wins, not respect, is what Mashrafe Mortaza and Bangladesh are chasing

he Sri Lankan team have been camped in Bristol since June 5, and have not had to take the field. On June 7, their match with Pakistan here was washed out without a ball bowled, which gave them one point. Coming after a loss to New Zealand and a narrow win over Afghanistan, Sri Lanka will be desperate to get any sort of match on Tuesday.

With the weather forecast looking bad for game day, even a T20 will do for both teams.