Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)
Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shakib Al Hasan is most likely to miss Bangladesh’s upcoming two-match T20I series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to be played on September 25 and 27.

Bangladesh will play 2 T20Is against the UAE on September 25 and 27. Nurul Hasan is likely to stand in as skipper for Bangladesh in the series. The series is a part of Bangladesh’s preparations for the 2022 T20I World Cup.

Shakib Al Hasan set to miss Bangladesh’s 2-match T20I series against UAE. Courtesy: Reuters
Shakib Al Hasan is set to miss Bangladesh’s 2-match T20I series against UAE. Courtesy: Reuters

Shakib Al Hasan To Miss Two Match T20Is Against UAE

Shakib Al Hasan is set to miss Bangladesh’s upcoming two-match T20I series against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The white-ball series, which will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, was zeroed in on after Bangladesh couldn’t take part in a three-day training camp from September 12 to 14 due to heavy rain in the country.

Shakib Al Hasan has won the CPL title twice • AFP/Getty Images
Shakib Al Hasan has won the CPL title twice • AFP/Getty Images

The series is a part of Bangladesh’s preparations for the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in October-November. Shakib Al Hasan is currently in the West Indies where he is plying his trade for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2022 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

“Shakib is unavailable in UAE,” BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus was quoted as saying on Wednesday, September 21.

Shakib Al Hasan had joined Guyana Amazon Warriors for the remainder of CPL 2022. He replaced Tabraiz Shamsi. Shakib Al Hasan’s work in the CPL is also impressive: in 2016, he had won the title with Jamaica Tallawahs and three years later he repeated the feat with the Barbados Tridents (now Royals). He also holds the record for best bowling figures in CPL history, having bagged 6 for 6 in 2013.

Nurul Hasan Sohan Likely To Lead Bangladesh In UAE

Nurul Hasan Sohan, who captained the Tigers in two T20Is in Zimbabwe, is likely to lead Bangladesh in Shakib Al Hasan’s absence in the UAE. Bangladesh are scheduled to leave for Dubai on Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 pm in the evening.

The two T20Is are set to take place on Sunday, September 25 and 27 respectively. In the meantime, Minhajul Abedin, the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief selector, said that the players need to undergo a fitness test at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Bangladesh before departing for the UAE.

Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)

”The fitness test will be given in two groups with the first group scheduled at 8:30 AM and the second group at 9:30 AM. This Yo-Yo test is to see where they stand fitness wise before going to UAE,” Minhajul said.

Bangladesh will start their T20 World Cup campaign on Monday, October 24 against a Qualifier at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

Bangladesh Squad For UAE Tour: Nurul Hasan, Shabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Musaddek Hossain, Liton Kumar Das, Yasir Ali, Mustafizur Rahman, M Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Rishad Hossain