DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the first Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka after he failed to recover from a finger injury, it was announced on Tuesday.
The all-rounder also missed the recent Test series against Sri Lanka after sustaining the injury during the ODI tri-series final against the same opponents in January.
Bangladesh initially included Shakib in their squad for the two T20 matches.
Mahmudullah, who captained Bangladesh in the Test series in Shakib’s absence, will also fill in as skipper for the T20 opener.
Selectors asked left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain to join the squad as a replacement for Shakib in the first T20 against Sri Lanka being held on Thursday.
Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2018