Bangladesh skipper Shakib ruled out of tri-series T20s

Bangladesh head into their upcoming T20 tri-series still without injured all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh   -  Getty Images

Shakib Al Hasan will miss Bangladesh's Twenty20 tri-series against Sri Lanka and India due to an ongoing finger injury.

The all-rounder was injured in the final of an ODI tri-series against Sri Lanka on January 27, and has missed consequent Test and T20 series' against the same opponents.

It was hoped that captain Shakib may take part in the upcoming contests this month, but his recovery is taking longer than expected.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed in a statement that Mahmudullah will captain the side in Shakib's absence, while batsman Liton Das takes his place in the squad.