Shakib Al Hasan left the field after suffering an injury on the small finger of the left hand during the final match against Sri Lanka in the tri-nation One-Day International series. He was taken to Apollo Hospital immediately where the doctor completed the sewing. The Bangladeshi all-rounder requires more time to become fit for a 20-over match.
Recently the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) made Shakib its goodwill ambassador. During the event where he attended as a representative for the ACC. Shakib said in that program, ‘I guess I will be unable to play in the T20 series against Sri Lanka as my doctor recommended me for taking rest for at least another two weeks. That means I cannot take part in the series. However, I hope to return in the field soon after going through rehab and returning to full practice. And then I will be ready to play in the upcoming tri-nation T20 series against Sri Lanka.’
The Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet making an official announcement about Shakib’s unavailability. But, the inclusion of Shakib’s name in the 15-man squad for T20 might series might be considered as a mere official announcement.