Shakib Al Hasan out of Sri Lanka Tests | Sunday Observer

Shakib Al Hasan out of Sri Lanka Tests

21 February, 2021

Shakib Al Hasan will skip the forthcoming two-Test series versus Sri Lanka in April in order to make himself available for the entirety of the IPL 2021 season.

Bangladesh Cricket Board's cricket operation chairman Akram Khan confirmed the development to Cricbuzz on Thursday (February 18) adding that the board has granted him the leave. The star all-rounder is expected to be available in the three-match ODI series that precedes the Test, subject to proving his fitness.

Shakib returned to the IPL after a one-year ban with Kolkata Knight Riders signing him for INR 3.2 crores at the auction. Shakib has previously played for the Knight Riders between 2011 and 2017 and was an integral member of their championship winning sides of 2012 and 2014.