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Shakib-Nurul under observation before SA tie


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Due to injury, Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan are under observation before Bangladesh's next ICC T20 World Cup Super 12s match against South Africa.

Bangladesh, who are already out of discussion for a semi-final spot after losing their first three Group 1 Super 12 matches against Sri Lanka, England, and West Indies, will play South Africa on October 2, followed by Australia two days later.

Shakib has a hamstring injury incurred during Bangladesh's play against West Indies, while Nurul has an abdominal injury that has forced him to miss the Tigers' match against the Caribbean side on Friday.

‘Shakib will be assessed tomorrow (31 Oct.) for his hamstring strain after 48 hours of rest” Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a statement.

During a practice session prior to their Super 12 match against England, Nurul sustained the injury while batting against bowler Taskin Ahmed.

“Sohan will take complete rest for three days ( till 31st Oct) and will be assessed on 01 November and then the Medical Team will decide on his availability for the match against South Africa” the statement added.