Shakib will miss the Bangabandhu T20 Cup final


Shakib went to the United States to be with his sick father-in-law. © BCB

Shakib al Hasan’s return to competitive cricket, after a one-year ban, came to an abrupt end and he will miss the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup final to be with his in-laws in the US.

“Shakib had to leave yesterday because his father-in-law has been ill for quite some time, and yesterday he found out that he is seriously ill. He left the hotel last night and today is his flight,” Nafees Iqbal, manager of Gemcon Khulna, said in a statement. a statement on Tuesday.

Given that the West Indies should come to Bangladesh for a tour in January, the emphasis was on Shakib’s performance before the T20 domestic tournament, and the general team failed to impress, especially with the bat, as it finished nine matches without coming up with any outstanding performance. Shakib played economically, scoring only 204 runs in 34 innings – an economic rate of 6.00 and raising six counters – but his contributions to the bat were below level. He scored 110 runs in nine innings, averaging 12.22 with an attack rate of 120.87.

Throughout the tour, he struggled with both rhythm and spin and was fired on six occasions as he tried to free the ropes. “I don’t think there is a problem with hand-eye coordination,” Nazmul Abedin, his childhood mentor, told Cricbuzz.

“I think it’s a technical problem. He couldn’t generate the batting speed that was needed to play the strokes to clean the rope. So we’re working on that,” he said. “I think he played well on the pitch. But whenever he tried to play in the air, he had problems.

“I saw that he was under pressure when he went for big shots. Even in the last game, he skied one or two balls when he left for the big shots and he’s probably still working in that area. He needs to be in that area. when he feels comfortable and confident and I’m sure he won’t come to that stage yet, but he will definitely come. ”

More than the problems with his bat swing, the coach is bothered by the confidence in his hand. “He also tried to beat in different places, he probably wanted to see where he fit well. He had to stay at the counter for longer periods of time, because it would have helped him regain his confidence. I think his confidence she is slightly affected due to her performance in the tournament, “he said.

Shakib resumed cricket on September 5 at the BKSP institute, while watching the return to the international cricket, with the ICC ban coming to an end with the tour of Sri Lanka. However, the training camp, which was led by two of his childhood coaches, Nazmul Abedin and Mohammad Salauddin, ended abruptly after the tour of Sri Lanka was canceled.

Despite an unimpressive performance in the T20 tournament, Nazmul is not too worried. “I’m sure he’ll play well in Test and ODI, as our training was largely involved in his test matches and we designed the training program accordingly. It would have been ideal if he had played the longer version, because that i “It would have allowed him to take his time in the middle,” he said.

© Cricbuzz

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