Shakib Al Hasan out of T20 too
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Shakib Al Hasan out of T20 too

11 Feb 2018, 14:19 | updated: 11 Feb 2018, 16:01

NTV Online

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss the two-match Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka starting on February 15 after missing the first in Chittagong due to a finger injury picked up in the tri-series final on January 27.

Shakib was not included in the 15-man squad announced on Sunday.

At least five uncapped players - wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan, pace bowler Abu Jayed and all-rounders Ariful Haque, Mahedi Hasan and Afif Hossain - have been included in the 15-man squad for the series, announced just after the conclusion of a Test series.

Fast bowler Abu Hider has been recalled for the first time since the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India, while Tamim Iqbal and Mustafizur Rahman also returned after missing a two-match Twenty20 series against South Africa in October.

Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Nasir Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed, who were part of the Bangladesh squad for the South African T20s, have been dropped.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 215 runs in the second Test on Saturday to win the Test series 1-0.

The result came after their success in the preceding tri-nation one-day international tournament, where they beat hosts Bangladesh in the final.

The first of the two-match Twenty20 series will be held on February 15 in Dhaka and the second match will be played at Sylhet on February 18.

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