Bangladesh cricket team, without captain Shakib Al Hasan, will leave for Sri Lanka Sunday at 1pm to participate in the Nidahas Trophy Tri-nation T20 Tournament beginning on Tuesday (March 6) at the Premadasa Stadium.
Host Sri Lanka will play India in the opening match on Tuesday at 19:30pm at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, while Bangladesh will start their campaign taking on the hosts on Thursday (March 8) at the same time and venue.
Bangladesh T20 captain Shakib has been ruled out of the Nidahas Trophy tri-nation T20 at the last moment as he is still nursing an injury to his left hand sustained in the final match of the tri-nation ODI home against Sri Lanka in January this year.
Shakib has been replaced in the squad by batsman Litton Das.
In absence of Shakib, all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad, who captained the Tigers in the Test and T20 home series against Sri Lanka last month, will lead the Bangladesh team again in the Tri-nation tournament.
The tri-nation tournament is being held to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence.
Bangladesh Squad: Mahmudullah Riyad (Captain), Tamim Iqbal Khan, Soumya Sarker, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Haider Rony, Abu Jahed Rahi, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Nurul Hasan Shohan, Nazmul Islam Apu and Litton Kumer Das.
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