Dhaka, May 29 (AFP) Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman today withdrew from next month’s Twenty20 series against Afghanistan in India because of an injured foot. Also Read - IPL 2021 to be Held at Multiple Venues, Ahmedabad to Host Playoffs And Final: Report

Mustafizur complained of pain after joining the national training camp last week, at the end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in which he played for Mumbai Indians. Also Read - Rajasthan Royals Part Ways With Head Coach Andrew McDonald; Hire Trevor Penney as Lead Assistant Coach

“Subsequent tests have revealed a crack on his left big toe which will sideline him for a few weeks,” said a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement. Also Read - Mumbai's Four Stadiums, Refurbished Motera Likely to Host IPL 2021: Report

“It takes around three to four weeks to recover from such injuries and therefore he can’t play against Afghanistan,” BCB senior physician Debashis Chowdhury said in the statement.

Mustafizur is expected to start rehabilitation in two weeks, the doctor added.

Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for the first T20 series between the two countries in the Indian city of Dehradun from June 3 to 7.

Afghanistan will be preparing for their first-ever Test, against India in Bangalore from June 14.

Afghanistan are ranked eighth in Twenty20 internationals, two places ahead of Bangladesh who left for India on Tuesday. (AFP) ATK ATK

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