Dhaka - Bangladesh Test captain Shakib Al Hasan was ruled
out of the first Test against Sri Lanka after suffering a finger injury during
the tri-nation one-day international final against the same team in Dhaka on
Shakib hurt the base of the little finger of his left hand
during the 42nd over of Sri Lanka's innings in the final and was unable to
continue at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Bangladesh Cricket Board senior physician Debashish
Chowdhury said an X-ray did not find any fracture but the injury required
"He has been assessed by a cosmetic surgeon and
necessary repairs have been done," Chowdhury said in a statement.
"The affected finger will have to be immobilised for at
least a week before a further assessment is made, which means he is out of the
first Test in Chittagong."
Shakib was expected to begin his second stint as a Test
captain at the series starting on January 31 after he was named the skipper in
December, replacing Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim was axed after Bangladesh was resoundingly thumped in
both Test matches against South Africa in October.
The second Test is in Dhaka starting on February 8.
Sri Lanka will also play two Twenty20 internationals against