Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh. (Photo: Twitter)

Bangladesh National Cricket Team T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan is unavailable for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Bangladesh National Cricket Team are set to play a two-match T20I series against UAE.

The two T20I games between the teams will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 25 and September 27. The limited-overs series was zeroed in on after Bangladesh failed to take part in a three-day training camp from September 12 to 14 due to heavy rain in the country.

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Tamim Iqbal and shakib Al Hasan. Photo- Twitter
Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan. Photo- Twitter

Meanwhile, Shakib al Hasan, who is currently in the West Indies playing for Guyana Amazon in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, will miss the series against UAE.

“Shakib is unavailable in UAE,” BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus was quoted as saying to Cricbuzz on Wednesday, September 21.

Nurul Hasan Sohan To Lead Bangladesh In Shakib Al Hasan’s Absence

Shakib Al Hasan
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Nurul Hasan Sohan, who was the skipper of the Bangladesh National Cricket Team in two T20I games against Zimbabwe, will be leading the Bangla Tigers in the absence of Shakib in the series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector Minhajul Abedin has asserted that the players picked for the two T20Is against UAE will have to undergo a fitness test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Thursday before the UAE departure.

”The fitness test will be given in two groups with the first group scheduled at 8:30 AM and the second group at 9:30 AM. This Yo-Yo test is to see where they stand fitness wise before going to UAE,” said Minhajul, as quoted by Cricbuzz.

The Bangladesh squad will be leaving for Dubai on Thursday, September 22, for the white-ball series.

Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Bangladesh Squad For UAE Tour: Nurul Hasan, Shabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Musaddek Hossain, Liton Kumar Das, Yasir Ali, Mustafizur Rahman, M Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Rishad Hossain

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