After Dhoni, Virat this popular cricketer ruled out of Nidahas Trophy

Headlines | March 5, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

New Delhi, March 5: Soon after playing T-20 series and one day series in South Africa, the Indian team is all set to play T-20 tri-series in Sri Lanka that will begin from March 8, 2018. The Indian team will play in the series without many leading players including Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Dhoni. 

Now another news is coming. Bangladesh have suffered a major blow ahead of the Nidahas Trophy tri-series as skipper Shakib-Al-Hasan has been ruled out of the tournament, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a statement on Saturday.

Shakib had sustained a finger injury during the final of the tri-series in January between Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Shakib sustained the injury during the Sri Lankan innings when he was trying to effect a run-out but fell awkwardly on his bowling-hand.

Bangladesh batsman Mahmadullah has been named the skipper of the side for the tri-series and Liton Das has been included into the side in place the injured all-rounder. 

"We will give him the time, as long as he takes to get ready," Walsh said at a press conference in Dhaka on Saturday ahead of the team's departure for Sri Lanka.

"Guys have to understand and work around that. When you have a world-class player like Shakib, you give him every opportunity to get fit.

"He is a hard player to replace overnight. He does everything –- bat, bowl, field and captain. As soon as he is well enough to play, we will have to get him there," he said.

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