IPL 2017: Shakib al Hasan Set To Leave KKR Camp To Join Bangladesh Squad In England
The Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder is spending his last day in the camp as he is all set to fly to Sussex tomorrow, where Bangladesh is undergoing a practice camp for the upcoming tri-series and Champions Trophy. Shakib, who was the member of the side that won the tournament twice have always been the best player for the team but this time, he did not get most opportunities as skipper already knew about his unavailability for most of the tournament, and hence, he found no use in giving chance to a player who will not be with them for long.
Shakib already had a delayed arrival in KKR camp. Though he joined the team before their first contest but missed full preparatory camp. He played only one game in the tournament on April 21 against Gujarat Lions where he could not do much.
Shakib though delayed his departure from KKR camp as his teammate Mustafizur Rahman, a member of Sunrises Hyderabad left the camp a week back on April 25 to join Bangladesh preparatory camp in Sussex.
Bangladesh plays a tri-series in Ireland from May 12 comprising of New Zealand and hosts the other two teams. Following the series, they will take on England on June 1 in the opener of Champions Trophy 2017. They will be participating the tournament after a period of 11 years as they last played in the ‘Mini World Cup’ in the yer 2006 and have failed to qualify for the tournament since then.
Meanwhile, the Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders side is placed at the second position on the points table with seven wins in ten games they have participated in.
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