Mahmudullah to lead 1st T20I in Shakib’s absence


Sports desk: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday announced that Mahmudullah will lead the side in injured Shakib’s absence as he failed to recover from a finger injury sustained during the ODI series.

Uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Hossain will replace Shakib Al Hasan in the first match of the two-match Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka, BCB confirmed today.

The T20I series begins in Dhaka on February 15 while the second match of the series will be played in Sylhet on February 18.

Squad for first T20: Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Soumya Sarker, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahaman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, M Saif Uddin, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jahed Rahi, Ariful Hoque, Mehedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain and Nazmul Hossain Apu


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