Shakib ruled out of Sri Lanka tri-series

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Mar 03 2018 15:53

CRICKET- Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of tri-nation Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka as he is still recovering from a finger injury. Liton Das has replaced him.

Interim Bangladesh coach Courtney Walsh said, "We will give him the time, as long as he takes to get ready. 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."

The Nidahas Trophy, which also includes host Sri Lanka and India, will start in Colombo on Tuesday.