Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka after suffering a finger injury during the tri-nation one-day international final against the same team in Dhaka on Saturday.
Dhaka: Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka after suffering a finger injury during the tri-nation one-day international final against the same team in Dhaka on Saturday.
Shakib hurt the base of the little finger of his left hand during the 42nd over of Sri Lanka's innings in the final and was unable to continue at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Bangladesh Cricket Board senior physician Debashish Chowdhury said an X-ray did not find any fracture but the injury required stitches.
"He has been assessed by a cosmetic surgeon and necessary repairs have been done," Chowdhury said in a statement.
"The affected finger will have to be immobilised for at least a week before a further assessment is made, which means he is out of the first Test in Chittagong."
Shakib was expected to begin his second stint as a Test captain at the series starting on 31 January after he was named the skipper in December, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim was axed after Bangladesh was resoundingly thumped in both Test matches against South Africa in October.
The second Test is in Dhaka starting on 8 February.
Sri Lanka will also play two Twenty20 internationals against the hosts.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Dream 11 Team Prediction Sri Lanka vs Australia: Sri Lanka and Australia lock horns in the first of the two Tests starting 29 June at Galle
The 32-year-old Chamari smashed 14 boundaries and one six and in the process became the only cricketer from the island nation to get to the 2000-run mark in T20Is. Tillakaratne Dilshan (1889) is the highest run-scorer among the male cricketers from Sri Lanka.
Both squads will aim for bringing out the best of themselves as the series is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle. While Australia is standing at the top of the tally, Sri Lanka is now placed at the fourth position.