Dhaka - Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has returned
home from the United Arab Emirates due to injury and will miss Friday's Asia
Cup final against India in Dubai, a team official said.
Shakib also missed Wednesday's virtual semi-final against
Pakistan after he complained of a fresh pain in an injured finger.
Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs to move to the final of
the Asia Cup for the third time in the last four editions.
"The condition of his finger really turned bad. It got
swollen. He was even unable to hold the bat," manager Khaled Mahmud said from Dubai.
"We felt he immediately needs a surgery. He will soon
travel to the USA to visit a doctor," he added.
A Bangladesh Cricket Board official confirmed Shakib arrived
back in Dhaka at midnight on Wednesday.
Thirty-one-year-old Shakib hurt his left little finger
during the one-day international series against Sri Lanka in January and missed
the subsequent Test and Twenty20 series.
He returned to the team for the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka
in March and has continued playing since then.
He wanted to have a surgery before the Asia Cup for a
complete recovery from the injury, but the BCB insisted on him playing in the Asia
The all-rounder played the team's first four matches of the
tournament. He scored 49 runs and picked up seven wickets.