DHAKA: Bangladesh named middle-order batsman Mominul Haque to replace Shakib Al Hasan in next month’s Test series against Sri Lanka after the star all-rounder was ruled out due to injury. Bangladesh will play two Tests, three one-dayers and one Twenty20 during their month-long tour of Sri Lanka, with the first Test starting at Galle on March 8. Shakib, the 25-year-old former national captain, will have an operation in Australia this week for a shinbone injury which he has been suffering all season. Mominul Haque is a left-handed batsman and occasional spinner. Chief selector Akram Khan told AFP it would not be easy to manage without Shakib, especially against Sri Lanka in home conditions.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2013.
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