Bangladesh faces big setback ahead of Asia Cup final against India

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Bangladesh faces big setback ahead of Asia Cup final against India

DUBAI – Bangladesh faces a big setback ahead of the Asia Cup final against India.

Bangladesh will be without Shakib Al Hasan, their star all-rounder, for the final of the Asia Cup 2018 against India.

Shakib, the No.1-ranked all-rounder in Tests and one-day internationals, also missed the virtual semi-final against Pakistan, which Bangladesh won by 37 runs. He has seen an injury to his left little finger, which he picked up in January this year, flare up.

Bangladesh are already without Tamim Iqbal because of a left-hand fracture sustained in the first game.

According to Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] officials, Hasan will be out of action for four to six weeks, ruling him out of the Zimbabwe series as well. He is likely to have surgery in New York or Melbourne soon. Khaled Mahmud, the team manager, told presspersons that he had been unable to hold his bat owing to the pain.