BANGABANDHU T20 CUP 2020
Shakib left for the United States to be with his ailing father-in-law. © BCB
Shakib’s return to Hasan to competitive cricket after his one-year ban ended abruptly and he will miss the final of the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup to be with his in-laws in the US.
“Shakib had to leave yesterday because his father-in-law had been ill for quite some time, and yesterday he found out he was seriously ill. He left the hotel last night and today is his flight,” Nafees Iqbal, the manager of Gemcon Khulna, said in a statement Tuesday.
With the Caribbean expected to come to Bangladesh for a tour in January, the focus was on Shakib’s performance ahead of the home T20 tournament and the general was not impressed, especially with the bat, as he completed nine matches without coming up with any outstanding performance. Shakib bowled economically, conceding just 204 runs in 34 overs – an economic speed of 6.00 and picking up six wickets – but his contributions through the bat were sub-equal. He scored 110 runs in nine innings, averaging 12.22 with a strike rate of 120.87.
Throughout the tournament, he struggled with rhythm and spin alike, and on six occasions, he was fired trying to free the ropes. “I don’t think there’s any problem with hand-eye coordination,” Nazmul Abedin, his child mentor, told Cricbuzz.
“I think it’s a technical problem. He couldn’t generate the batting speed that was needed to play the shots to release the rope. So we have work to do on this aspect,” he said. “I think he played well on the ground. But whenever he tried to play in the air, he had problems.
“We saw he was under pressure when he was in a frenzy. Even in the last game, he skied one or two balls when he went for the big shots and there’s probably some work to do in that area. He needs to be at that point. , when he is comfortable and confident, and I am sure he will still get to that stage, but he will certainly come. ”
More than the problems with his evening swing, the coach is disturbing the damaged confidence. “He also tried to hit in various places, probably wanted to see where he fit well. He needed to stay at the gate for longer periods of time because it would help him get back to his faith. I think his faith is a little damaged. Because of his performance in the tournament, “he said.
Shakib resumed cricket activities from September 5 at the BKSP institute as he watched a return to international cricket with his ICC ban coming to an end with the tour of Sri Lanka. However, the training run run under the eyes of two of his children’s coaches, Nazmul Abedin and Mohammad Salauddin, ended abruptly after the Sri Lanka tour was canceled.
Despite an unimpressive show in the T20 tournament, Nazmul isn’t too worried. “I’m sure he’ll play well in Test and ODI, as our preparation was mostly involved in his game Test matches and we projected the preparatory program accordingly. It would be ideal if he played a longer version, as that would allow him to take his time in the middle, he pointed out.