Shakib Al Hasan has tested positive for Covid, and is governed out of the main Test against Sri Lanka that starts on May 15. He tried positive on Tuesday in a PCR and a quick antigen test, pre-essentials for joining the group.
Shakib should join the Bangladesh Test crew on Wednesday, two days after they began preparing in Chattogram on Monday. As indicated by a BCB public statement, he will currently recuperate in self-disengagement and will be re-tried at the appointed time.
Bangladesh haven’t named a substitution right away yet they picked allrounder Mosaddek Hossain as cover for the harmed Mehidy Hasan Miraz soon after they had initially reported the Test crew.
Shakib’s nonattendance in Chattogram will be a significant disaster for the home side who are now without Mehidy and Taskin Ahmed, who wasn’t picked in that frame of mind because of a shoulder injury he got in South Africa last month. Shoriful Islam is in the Test crew however his support is dependent upon a wellness test on the ball.
Bangladesh’s batting too required Shakib’s involvement with the center request after they drooped to 53 and 80 of every two fourth innings in South Africa. His nonappearance typically implies they need to pick two players to compensate for his abilities, however it is a considerably more huge blow since Bangladesh will be supposed to set up better exhibitions against Sri Lanka in a home World Test Championship series.
It is the fifth Test that Shakib will miss since playing one against Pakistan back in December last year. He avoided the New Zealand series because of individual reasons and afterward needed to miss the South Africa Tests because of disease in his loved ones. Shakib has now played three Tests out of Bangladesh’s 11 since his return from the one year boycott.