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Mahmudullah named Bangladesh cricket team captain for first T20 against Sri Lanka

Mahmudullah has been named Bangladesh cricket team’s T20 captain for the first game of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, starting February 15.

cricket Updated: Feb 14, 2018 16:27 IST
Mahmudullah will stand in for Shakib Al Hasan as Bangladesh cricket team’s T20 captain for the first game of the two-match series against the Dinesh Chandimal-led Sri Lanka, starting February 15.
Mahmudullah will stand in for Shakib Al Hasan as Bangladesh cricket team’s T20 captain for the first game of the two-match series against the Dinesh Chandimal-led Sri Lanka, starting February 15.(AP)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side for the first Twenty20 international (T20I) of the two-match series against Sri Lanka, starting February 15.

He will stand in for regular skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who has been ruled out of the first match because of a finger injury which he sustained during the ODI tri-series final against Sri Lanka in January.

(Read | West Indies to face Rest of the World XI in Lord’s charity Twenty20 match)

Meanwhile, uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Apu has been called into the squad as a replacement of Shakib.

Mahmudullah had earlier captained Bangladesh in the Test series in Shakib’s absence.

Squad: Mahmudullah (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Ariful Hoque, Mahedi Hasan, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain and Nazmul Ismail.