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Old August 9, 2018, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
It's the pinky. He can grip the ball and bowl but has pain. Batting becomes a problem. He took pain killer shots before the last two games.

Asia Cup has a significant challenge without him. 80-90% Shakib is better than 200% (100% batting and 100% bowling by two) of the replacement. We lose one game and may not make it to the second stage. A lot is riding on this cup as well. Whereas, Zim series, we can afford to sit him.

I don't think Papon is out of line since the rehab may take 3 weeks or more.
This is a decision that should only be made by a physician and Shakib.

Shakib's LOI bowling is good, but we have an endless supply of SLAs who can bowl 10-1-45-2 type spells. Sanjamul, Ranjamul, Fanjamul can all do that.

We will miss his batting, but on a flat track hopefully Tamim, Mushy, Riyad can see us through. We beat NZ without Tamim and Mash in 2010 and WI without Shakib in 2012. Team is even stronger now. We can win in ODIs without one or even 2 of our lead players.

We dont' need him for the series against ZIM or WI. But we need a fit Shakib for the WC.
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