Head coach Russell Domingo, nonetheless, did not sound optimistic in regards to the prospect of fielding Shakib so quickly after recovering from Covid.
“Anyone would desire a fully-fit Shakib in your finest XI, however it is extremely tough to play if he’s 50-60 per cent match,” Domingo stated. “Coming straight right into a Take a look at match, we have to verify his health and assess the place he’s. He has simply come off Covid, and he hasn’t performed a lot cricket. He is clearly an enormous participant for us and balances the workforce. However we have to see how he’s tomorrow. He hasn’t batted or bowled for the final two or three weeks. It’s 5 days of cricket. It’s sizzling. There are all kinds of issues to think about.
“I’ve had Covid badly, so the power isn’t fairly the identical. You possibly can’t go right into a (Take a look at match) straightaway. It isn’t a T20 or ODI which is finished in six or seven overs. It’ll occur for over 5 days. In fact, we wish him to play, he is likely one of the finest cricketers that is ever performed. However we have to guarantee that he provides himself one of the best probability to carry out and fulfill his position. Bowl at the very least 15 overs a day, bat for 3 or 4 overs within the high six.”
Domingo stated that they’re contemplating Mosaddek Hossain, who was earlier drafted into the Take a look at aspect as a further alternative for Mehidy Hasan Miraz, as a result of he provides them the bowling choice whereas nonetheless batting within the high seven.
Bangladesh’s batting too wants Shakib’s expertise within the center order after they slumped to 53 and 80 in successive fourth innings in South Africa. His absence would have meant having to select two gamers to make up for his expertise, however now the workforce might stay up for having their talisman again for a vital World Take a look at Championship sequence.