1st ODI Preview: Shakib-less Bangladesh face buoyant West Indies

"It (playing without Shakib) will be a big challenge," he said. "But we always plan to play consistent cricket. We are playing ODI cricket after a long time. They have a strong one-day side but we will use the Asia Cup memories to inspire us," said Mushfiqur Rahim.

updated: November 28, 2012 19:56 IST
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Khulna, Bangladesh: Bangladesh will be lacking their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan when they face a buoyant West Indies in the five-match one-day series which begins on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Shakib, who suffered a shin injury during the second Test which the West Indies won Sunday to take the two-Test series 2-0, is also ruled out of the second one-dayer in Khulna on December 2.

It will be the first time Bangladesh have been without Shakib in a one-dayer since the 2008 Asia Cup in Pakistan. But captain Mushfiqur Rahim put on a brave face.

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