Bangladesh starts practicing without Shakib

Bangladesh national cricket team have started practice today ahead of their five-match T20I series against New Zealand beginning on September 1. However, the biggest star of the team Shakib Al Hasan did not join today’s practice session.
Shakib returned to Bangladesh on August 24 from the US. Then he went to quarantine. Meanwhile, other members of the team started training after completing quarantine.

For this reason, even if the quarantine of the rest of the members is over, Shakib has to wait for one more day to start practice. He could attend the team’s next practice session subject to negative in multiple Corona Tests.

The cricketers entered the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur half an hour earlier, though the team practice was scheduled to start at 10am on Friday. After the warm-up, Mahmudullah Riyad’s team did fielding and catching practice.

Cricketers did net session till 1 pm. The Kiwis have also started formal preparations for the series on the first day of practice in Bangladesh. At the time of writing, the New Zealand team is practicing in Mirpur.

Squads of two teams at a glance:

Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Shamim Hossain Patwari, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shariful Islam, Taijul Islam, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Aminul Islam Biplob.

New Zealand squad: Tom Latham (captain), Hamish Bennett, Tom Blandell, Doug Bracewell, Colin D’Grandhome, Jacob Duffy, Scott Kugelin, Cole McConkey, Henry Nichols, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Rabindra, Ben Tier, Ben Siar, Matt Henry.