DHAKA: Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is a major doubt for Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand next month because of injury and personal reasons.

Shakib returned to international cricket, after a one-year ban for failing to report corruption approaches, with the ODI series against West Indies that ended on Monday.

He scored 113 runs and claimed six wickets to win the player of the series award.

But Shakib limped off the field during Monday’s 120-run win with a groin problem. He was unable to complete his bowling spell.

“It doesn’t look very good at the moment,” he said.Media reported that he might also skip the New Zealand series to be with his wife, who is expecting a child, in the United States.

They will play three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals during the series.

Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2021

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