The uncertainty over Shakib Al Hasan’s participation against Sri Lanka has disappeared. Bangladesh
Test captain Mominul Haque said Shakib would play in the first match of the two-match Test series starting on Sunday (May 15).
After returning to the country from the United States, Shakib was routinely tested for coronavirus. There he was identified as coronavirus positive. That’s why he had to go into isolation.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) then reported that Shakib had dropped out of the first Test. However, on 13 May, Shakib came out of isolation as he was tested negative. So, he’s naturally involved in the planning of the first Test.
However, coach Russell Domingo said that Shakib will not be included in the XI if he is not fit. A day before the match, captain Mominul said in a news conference on Saturday (May 14) that Shakib is fit and will play in the Chattogram Test.
Muminul said, “It looks like he’s fit. InshaAllah he will play. He’s moving good in practice. The coach said he would play if he was fit. He looks fit.”
The team is not thinking of anything other than winning the Chattogram Test to get important points in the ICC Test Championship. Shakib's recovery is a great relief for the country's cricket.