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Shakib, Liton likely to miss SL series


Shakib Al Hasan has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to rest him for the upcoming Sri Lanka series after a hectic World Cup.

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All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan gave a career-best performance in this World Cup and he looked fitter than ever coming to this tournament.

After a hectic two-month, the all-rounder is likely to miss the Sri Lanka series as he has asked for rest. The decision now only depends on BCB if they will grant the permission or not.

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BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin confirmed that he has requested for rest and believes he will going to perform Hajj during that period.

“As far as I know he is planning to perform his Hajj during that period. But we are yet to take any decision about his rest,” he said.

Shakib also informed that he was feeling mentally exhausted during the last two World Cup games against India and Pakistan respectively.

“I was feeling mentally exhausted in the last two matches. Probably I got over it because my fitness level was quite good. I was able to work on my fitness for one or two days in between. It’s tough to balance everything and so in that sense, the last two matches were really challenging.”

Meanwhile, Minhajul also confirmed that Liton Das will not take part in the series as he is set to tie the knot on July 28.

“Liton is expected to get married on July 28 so we are not expecting him to be available during that time. We are yet to take any decision as Mahmudullah is concerned due to his injury and can say something concrete after getting his medical report,” he concluded.

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