Bangladesh Cricket: Shakib-Al-Hasan rested from cricket till April 30

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday granted rest to all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan from all forms of cricket till April 30

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Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been rested by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after he asked for a break on Wednesday. However, the BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed it to the media outlets.

The Bangla squad is set to tour South Africa for an ODI series followed by a 2-match Test series. It wasn't confirmed whether he could actually be available for the series. However, it has now been confirmed that he will be taking a break till April 30 this year.

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"He called me and said 'I am not mentally and physically fit to play' and wanted to skip the South Africa series and we have decided to give him rest till April 30th from all forms of cricket."

Jalal Yunus informed in a press conference on Wednesday

Shakib had stated on Saturday that he was not feeling well mentally or physically, and a break would serve him best. Moreover, he will be also missing the Dhaka Premier League as well which starts on March 15.

Notably, Jalal didn't confirm whether Shakib is still part of Bangladesh's Test plans considering the future. Meanwhile, the all-rounder wasn't picked by any franchise in the IPL 2022 mega auction as well.

Bangladesh ODI squad for SA series:

Tamim Iqbal (C)

Liton Das (wk)

Najmul Hossain Shanto

Mushfiqur Rahim

Mahmudullah

Afif Hossain

Mehidy Hassan

Mustafizur Rahman

Taskin Ahmed

Shoriful Islam

Ebadot Hossain

Nasum Ahmed

Yasir Ali Chowdhury

Mahmudul Hasan Joy

Syed Khaled Ahmed

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Bangladesh Test squad for SA series:

Mominul Haque will be leading the Test side which sees the return of veteran opener, Tamim Iqbal. The squad is buzzing with a mixture of youth and experience now. Meanwhile, they will be hoping to cause an upset in South Africa.

Mominul Haque (C)

Tamim Iqbal

Mahmudul Hasan Joy

Najmul Hossain Shanto

Mushfiqur Rahim

Liton Das (wk)

Yasir Ali Chowdhury

Taijul Islam

Mehidy Hasan

Taskin Ahmed

Abu Jayed

Ebadot Hossain

Shoriful Islam

Shohidul Islam

Syed Khaled Ahmed

Shadman Islam

Nurul Hasan

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