Shakib Al Hasan Ruled Out of New Zealand ODIs due to Finger Fracture

Written by Vipin Darwade

Bangladesh suffered a fresh injury blow ahead of next week’s one-day international series against New Zealand after the Bangladesh Cricket Board said all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had been ruled out with a finger fracture.

Shakib sustained the injury to his left ring finger while batting in the final of the sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament on Friday evening, said the BCB.

An X-ray following the match confirmed a fracture, and the finger will “have to be immobilised for around three weeks,” said senior BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury.

Pace bowler Taskin Ahmed was earlier ruled out for the entire series with a torn ligament and had been replaced by Shafiul Islam for the ODIs and uncapped Ebadot Hossain for Test series.

Shakib missed much of the action in 2018 following an injury to his left little finger. He was not fully fit until the home series against West Indies in November-December.

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