Ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is set to miss the rest of the matches in playoff for Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he joined Bangladesh team for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.
KKR would face off Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Eliminator game on Monday and a win would only keep them alive for the IPL final. Along with Shakib, fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who was the integral part of Rajasthan Royals, also joined the team. Rajasthan however couldn't make it to the playoff stage.
Bangladesh who were in Oman left for Dubai, United Aram Emirate (UAE) on Sunday. After reaching in Dubai, Bangladesh players would have to maintain a one-day room quarantine before gearing up for their official warm-up games. Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka and Ireland on October 12 and 14, with which they would prepare them for the Twenty20 World Cup.
After the practice games, they will travel back to Oman, where they will play the matches of Qualifying stages.