HARARE (Monitoring Desk): Bangladesh’s timely return to form at T20I level has been soured with news that new skipper Nurul Hasan will be sidelined for three weeks with a finger injury.

Nurul hurt his left index finger while keeping during Bangladesh’s seven-wicket triumph over Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday and will now sit out the series decider at the same venue on Tuesday.

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The 28-year-old will also miss the three-match ODI component of the Zimbabwe tour, with medical staff revealing a three-week recovery period as the best-case scenario for the T20 captain.

“We did an X-ray which revealed a fracture to the index finger,” Bangladesh physio Muzadded Alpha Sany said.

“Such injuries take about three weeks to recover from. He is therefore out of Tuesday’s last T20 match and the upcoming ODI series”, he added.

Nurul is only two matches in to his reign as Bangladesh’s T20I captain and just who replaces him for the series decider is yet to be announced.

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