ZIM vs BAN:  Bangladesh captain Nurul Hasan ruled out of remainder of Zimbabwe tour due to finger injury

Bangladesh’s captain for the Twenty20 international series vs Zimbabwe Nurul Hasan will miss the remainder of tour because of a finger injury, the country’s cricket board said on Monday. The wicketkeeper-batsman hurt his left index finger while keeping against fast bowler Hasan Mahmud during Sunday’s 2nd T20 international at the Harare Sports Club, which Bangladesh won by 7 wickets.

Mosaddek Hossain took a five-wicket haul to help Bangladesh restrict Zimbabwe to 135/8. In response, Litton Das’ half-century and Afif Hossain’s quickfire knock of 30* off 28 balls powered Bangladesh to victory in the second T20I.

“We did an X-ray which revealed a fracture to the index finger,” a Bangladesh Cricket Board statement quoted national team physio Muzadded Alpha as saying.

“Such injuries take about three weeks to recover from. He is therefore out of Tuesday’s last T20I match and the upcoming ODI series,” he said.

The three-gameT20 series is presently locked at 1-1, with Zimbabwe having won the opening match by 17 runs.

A BCB spokesman told AFP the captain for Tuesday’s series decider would be announced in due course.

Nurul replaced batsman  Mahmudullah Riyad as captain for the Zimbabwe T20s, and is generally expected to lead Bangladesh in the forthcoming T20 World Cup in Australia in October-November.

Bangladesh will play three ODIs against Zimbabwe on August 5, 7 and 10, all of them at the Harare Sports Club.