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Shakib ruled out of first Sri Lanka T20

AFP  |  Dhaka 

Al Hasan has been ruled out of the first Twenty20 international against after he failed to recover from a finger injury, an said today.

all-rounder also missed the recent Test series against after sustaining the 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 in their squad for the two T20 matches, the first of which is on Thursday in

"He was making good progress so we thought he might be available for both the matches. But it seems now he cannot play the first Twenty20," said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

"We will see how he goes before we decide about playing him in the second match."

The second match will be played in Sylhet on Sunday.

Selectors asked left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain to join the squad as a replacement for in the first game. But the Board has yet to name a

Shakib replaced pace bowler as Bangladesh's T20 in the series against in October.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 19:55 IST