However, the participation of Shakib Al Hasan in this series is still uncertain. Liton Das, the middle-order batsman, will miss the tour as he is on leave till August 5 for his marriage formalities.
“We’re close to finalising the squad for the Sri Lanka series. Shakib is still uncertain. He asked for rest. We’re discussing it. Liton will miss the tour for his marriage,” Habibul Bashar, a member of Bangladesh selector committee, told the media on Friday at BCB.
“Mashrafe has to go through a fitness test before being considered for the tour,” Bashar added.
Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim and some other players have been suffering from injuries. They also have to undergo fitness tests.