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Shakib to play in first Test against Sri Lanka

Staff Correspondent
14 May 2022 12:35:45 | Update: 14 May 2022 16:56:30
Shakib to play in first Test against Sri Lanka
Shakib Al-Hasan — AFP File Photo

Bangladesh's star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be playing in the first Test against Sri Lanka starting Sunday.

Shakib tested Covid-19 negative on Friday. After joining the Bangladesh team’s training session on Saturday morning, he was deemed fit for the first Test, Bangladesh team Captain Mominul Haque Showrab confirmed in a press conference.

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.

He had initially been ruled out of the Test in Chittagong having tested positive after returning from the United States, where his family lives.