Najmul Hossain Shanto, the stand-in captain for the warm-up game against England, has announced that ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will play Bangladesh's opening match in the ODI World Cup against Afghanistan on October 7.
After Shakib hurt his foot during a football session prior to Bangladesh's warm-up match against Sri Lanka on September 29, questions about his availability began to circulate. As a result, Shakib decided not to play in that game, which Bangladesh won thanks to Mehidy Hasan Miraz's heroics.
According to Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan is "100% fine" and "will be available" for Bangladesh's ODI World Cup opener against Afghanistan on October 7 in Dharamsala.
Given that Shakib is crucial to the team's World Cup victory, Shanto's most recent update is definitely reason for celebration for Bangladesh fans. His versatility and dependability make him a priceless asset, especially in light of Bangladesh's underwhelming performance in the run-up to the competition.