Newly appointed Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan’s comeback from a hand injury got postponed, as the all-rounder is all set to miss the opening match of the two-match T20 series against Sri Lanka starting from Thursday, February 15.
As per Bangladesh chief selector, Minhajul Abedin, the stitches which Shakib got following the injury had opened up again, and it will require a minimum of a week to heal properly.
“His stitch was cut yesterday, and it will take seven days for him to recover. We hope to get him in for the second game as the rehabilitation will take a week,” Minhajul was quoted as saying by the Cricbuzz.
Shakib suffered the injury to his left hand during the tri-nation series final and was forced to leave the ground for treatment.
He received several stitches, but any major scare was ruled out by the doctors. He eventually got ruled out of the opening Test of the two-match Test series against the Lankans. Arguably the greatest Bangladesh player to grace the game, Shakib Al Hasan was handed over the captaincy ahead of the Test series and then also missed the 2nd match which the hosts eventually lost to concede the series by a 1-0 margin. It was Mahmudullah Riyad who led Bangladesh in Shakib’s absence.
While the first match of the T20 series will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka while the 2nd match will be played in Sylhet on 18th February.
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