SHAKIB’S REPLACEMENT NAMED
Uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain will replace Shakib Al Hasan in the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka. © AFP
Left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain will replace Shakib Al Hasan in the first match of the two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday (February 13).
Bangladesh Twenty20 captain Shakib was earlier ruled out of Thursday’s match after failing to recover sufficiently from a finger injury sustained during the ODI series. Mahmudullah will lead the side in Shakib’s absence in the opening game. Uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul has been called up for his good show in the last edition of the Bangladesh Premier League.
Shakib sustained an injury to his left hand during the tri-nation ODI series final and later had to receive stitches. The 30-year-old, who was named the Test and T20I skipper of the national team, was subsequently ruled out of the two-match Test series with Mahmudullah leading in his place.
The T20I series against Sri Lanka begins in Dhaka on February 15 while the second match of the series will be played in Sylhet on February 18.