Bangladesh cricket superstar Shakib Al Hasan will join the Bangladesh squad on Thursday, ahead of the final league match against Sri Lanka, the winner of which will progress to the final of the Nidahas Trophy.
The BCB announced Shakib had recovered sufficiently from his little finger injury, and is expected to arrive in Colombo on Thursday afternoon.
Shakib’s return will bolster the Bangladesh line-up, particularly the bowling attack which has looked threadbare in all three games.
He will also take over the captaincy from Mahmudullah, who was filling in as T20I captain during the tournament.
Shakib had hurt his finger during the January 27 tri-series final against Sri Lanka, after which he missed the Tests and ODIs against them at home. He also missed the Pakistan Super League, as well as the first three games in the Nidahas Trophy.
During this time, he saw specialists in Thailand and Australia, before taking up gym and training sessions in Dhaka earlier this week.