Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan had to stay out of Nidahas trophy due to injury. In his absence, Mahmudullah will lead the team for this tri-series. This tournament will be played by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This is a big blow for the Bangladesh cricket team.
The Bangladesh cricket board gave a statement regarding the eviction of Shakib Al Hasan for this tri-series today. This skipper is out of the team since January on account of the finger injury.
Earlier, Shakib expressed hopes about playing the Nidahas tournament and the Bangladesh cricket Board included his name in the 16-man squad for this trophy. The board made this decision to provide rest to Shakib to make him some time for complete recovery from the injury.
Shakib was replaced by Litton Das, the batsman. Shakib reportedly went to Bangkok to meet an orthopedic surgeon. There, it was decided that he needs two weeks of therapy for recovery from the injury. Thereafter, he needs some more time to attain fitness to play for the team.
The Nidahas tournament is a tri-national series of T20Is. The tournament will be commenced on 6th March 2018. The curtain raiser match will be played between India and Sri Lanka at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. This tournament is to be held to commemorate the 70th Independence day celebrations of Sri Lanka.