Shakib ruled out of Asia Cup, set to miss Zimbabwe series

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Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh all-rounder, is set to miss the series against Zimbabwe after a flare up of his long-standing finger injury. The left-hander, who was ruled out of the Super Four Asia Cup match against Pakistan on Wednesday (September 26) after aggravating the fracture to his left little finger, boarded a Dhaka-bound flight on the same day. He’s likely to undergo surgery which will keep him out of action for the home series against Zimbabwe, which will be played from September 30 to October 14.

Shakib’s injury problem started in January when the 31-year-old hurt the base of his left little finger while fielding during the tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Mirpur. He missed the subsequent Test and T20I series against the same opponents and also didn’t play in the first few matches of the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March.

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