Injured Shakib to miss first T20I against Sri Lanka 

Injured Shakib to miss first T20I against Sri Lanka 

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Dhaka – Bangladesh cricket Test and T20I sides skipper Shakib Al Hasan will remain out of the squad in the first match of a two-match T20I series against Sri Lanka due to finger injury which he suffered during fielding against the same team in the Tri-nation ODI series final in Mirpur on January 27.BCB physician Dr Debashis Chowdhuryon Sundaysaid, “I cannot say with guarantee how many days will be required for Shakib to become fit. So, we are not confirm about his return to the series.””We opened the bandage of his hand yesterday [Saturday] and found the injury marks,” Debashis added.BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said, “Now we can say that Shakib will not be able to play the first match onFebruary 15. We hope to get him for the next match onFebruary18.”The Tigers’ all-rounder captain, who also missed a two-Test series against Sri Lanka, was included in the 15-man T20I squad announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)on Saturdayfor the first match.The first T20Iwill be held at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium onFeb 15while the 2nd one at Sylhet International Cricket Sttadium onFebruary 18.Immediately after the injury, the x-ray report was ok but Shakib required 10 stitches in his left-hand’s little finger.UNB news agency

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