Ahead of their World Cup match against Sri Lanka that Bangladesh would desperately want to win on Tuesday, Bangladesh were under threat of a major setback as top performer Shakib Al Hasan went for a scan on Monday for a quad injury he picked up during the match against England on Saturday.
The medical report after the scan has not yet been delivered.
Shakib, who scored 121 in the 106-run defeat on Saturday, received treatment from physio Thihan Chandramohan early on in his innings at the Cardiff Wales Stadium, was present during team practice but did not bat or bowl at the Bristol County Ground on Monday, itself not an alarming sign as he has been known to take things easy on the eve of the match.
Shakib received treatment from the physio at the end of the eighth over of the innings, and while he hobbled during runs for two or three overs after that, he appeared to bat unfettered till the 44th over, when he was out in the 40th over.
Shakib’s lowest score in the three matches so far has been 64 against New Zealand. He is still the highest scorer in the World Cup with 260 runs. He has also taken three wickets, so losing him ahead of a crucial encounter would seen as a major setback.