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Fractured finger puts Bangladesh captain Nurul Hasan out of remainder of Zimbabwe tour

BCB is yet to announce the captain for the third T20I, but it is likely that Litton Das would lead the side

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
01-Aug-2022
Nurul Hasan addresses a press conference, Dhaka, July 24, 2022

According to the team physio, Nurul Hasan will take about three weeks to recover from the finger injury  •  BCB

Nurul Hasan, Bangladesh's new T20I captain, was ruled out of the remainder of the Zimbabwe tour following a finger injury during his side's seven-wicket win in the second T20I in Harare on Sunday. Nurul fractured his left index finger while keeping against fast bowler Hasan Mahmud, according to team physio team Muzadded Alpha Sany.
The BCB hasn't announced the captain for the third T20I but it is likely that Litton Das, who led Bangladesh in a solitary T20I last year, will be the stand-in captain.
"We did an X-ray which revealed a fracture to the index finger. Such injuries take about three weeks to recover from. He is therefore out of Tuesday's last T20 match and the upcoming ODI series," Sany said in a video message.
The incident took place towards the end of the Zimbabwe innings. Nurul continued as a wicketkeeper but looked to be struggling in pain.
Nurul was made captain for the T20I series against Zimbabwe following a change in leadership that saw Mahmudullah, the former captain, being rested from this series. Bangladesh bounced back from a 17-run defeat in the first T20I to win the second game convincingly, and level the series 1-1.
Bangladesh will play the third and the final T20I on Tuesday, which will be followed by three ODIs from August, in Harare.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84