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Shakib 'unlikely' for T20I series against Sri Lanka

The Bangladesh Cricket Board, however, has not yet made an announcement of his unavailability

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
11-Feb-2018
Shakib Al Hasan went off the field after injuring his hand while diving, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Tri-Nation Series, final, Mirpur, January 27, 2018

Shakib Al Hasan went off the field after injuring his hand while diving  •  Associated Press

Bangladesh's T20I plans were further dented when their captain Shakib Al Hasan said his finger injury hasn't fully healed. On Saturday, Shakib was named in the 15-man squad announced for the first T20 against Sri Lanka, on February 15.
"There is still no official statement regarding this issue but the doctor has told me that the injury will take another two weeks to heal. So, if that is the case then maybe it is unlikely that I will play in the T20 series," he said.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has not made an announcement of his unavailability.
Shakib injured his finger during the tri-series final on January 27, which ruled him out of the subsequent Tests against Sri Lanka. It would have been his first series in his second stint as the Test captain.
Bangladesh's T20I squad includes five uncapped cricketers who impressed during the 2017 BPL.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84