Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been cleared to play in the first Test against Sri Lanka after recovering from coronavirus, confirmed captain Mominul Haque during the pre-match press conference on Saturday (May14).
The 35-year-old is Bangladesh’s leading wicket-taker in Tests and is ranked the number four Test all-rounder worldwide, as well as number one in one-day internationals.
Sri Lanka’s cricket team arrived in Bangladesh on May 8 for the two-Test series that is part of the ICC World Test Championship.
The first Test will commence on May 15 in Chattogram while the second and final Test of the series will take place in Dhaka from May 23.
Shakib missed Bangladesh's previous Test series against South Africa due to a family emergency but played in the subsequent ODI series, which the Tigers won 2-1.