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Fractured finger rules Shakib out of New Zealand ODIs
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand

Fractured finger rules Shakib out of New Zealand ODIs

Bangladesh suffered a massive blow ahead of the one-day international series against New Zealand, after the Bangladesh Cricket Board said all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan had been ruled out with a finger fracture.

Shakib sustained the injury to his left ring finger while batting in the final of the Bangladesh Premier League on Friday evening, said the BCB in a statement.

An X-ray following the match confirmed a fracture, and the finger will "have to be immobilised for around three weeks," said senior BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury.

This is the second injury blow for Bangladesh ahead of the visit, which consists of three one-day internationals and three Tests.

Pace bowler Taskin Ahmed was earlier ruled out for the entire series with a torn ligament and had been replaced by Shafiul Islam for the ODIs and uncapped Ebadot Hossain for Test series.

Shakib missed much of the action last year following an injury to his left little finger.

He was not fully fit until the home series against West Indies in November-December.

Bangladesh have not won any match against New Zealand in any format during their previous four visits.