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Shakib Al Hasan ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20

DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out of the first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka after he failed to recover from a finger injury, an official said Tuesday. The star all-rounder also missed the recent Test series against Sri Lanka after sustaining the injury during the one-day international tri-series final against the same opponents in January. Bangladesh, who lost the tri-series final and the Test series, initially included Shakib in their squad for the two T20 matches, the first of…

Bangladesh appoint Shakib as Test cricket captain

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Sunday appointed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as Test captain, removing Mushfiqur Rahim from the post ahead of the two-Test home series against Sri Lanka starting January. Shakib, who is already the national Twenty20 captain, takes over the Test side after a disastrous tour of South Africa in a move that the cricket board said would allow Mushfiqur to focus on his batting. "We have decided to change the Test captain. Shakib will be our new Test skipper from the upcoming series and Mahmudullah will…

Bangladesh’s Shakib seeks break from Tests

DHAKA: Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, the world's leading all-rounder, has requested a six-month break from Test cricket ahead of the upcoming tour of South Africa, the country's board said Monday. Bangladesh are likely to name their squad later Monday for the South Africa tour comprising two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games, starting on September 28. "Shakib has handed a letter to the board, seeking a break from Test cricket," Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman Jalal Yunus told AFP. "He…