Mid-day – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side for the first Twenty20 international (T20I) of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, starting February 15.

Summary

  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side for the first Twenty20 international (T20I) of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, starting February 15.
  • He will stand in for regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who has been ruled out of the first match because of a finger injury which he sustained during the ODI tri-series final against Sri Lanka in January.
  • Meanwhile, uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Apu has been called into the squad as a replacement of Shakib.
  • Mahmudullah had earlier captained Bangladesh in the Test series in Shakib’s absence.


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