Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 29 (ANI): Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been ruled out of next month’s T20I series against Afghanistan due to a toe injury. Also Read - IPL 2021 | MS Dhoni Thinks About Building Team For a Particular Season: Gautam Gambhir Points Out Difference Between CSK and RCB
Confirming the news, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said that a scan revealed that Mustafizur would take up to three weeks to recover fully from the injury. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Appoint Kumar Sangakkara as Director of Cricket
“An x-ray followed by a CT scan have confirmed a hairline fracture on the big toe. It takes around three to four weeks to recover from such injuries and therefore he (Mustafiz) can’t play against Afghanistan. We expect him to start rehab in two weeks after which we will continue to monitor and assess him,” Chowdhury said. Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction: Three Players Kings XI Punjab Should Target For Upcoming Season
The 22-year-old bowler joined the national team’s training camp last week after making a return from India, where he had appeared for Mumbai Indians in the recently-concluded 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but complained of pain.
Mustafizur was Bangladesh’s best bowler during the Nidahas Trophy T20s Tri-series, also featuring Sri Lanka and India, in March. The BCB, however, is yet to name his replacement for Afghanistan T20Is.
Bangladesh are slated to play three-match T2oI series against Afghanistan, beginning June 3 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun. (ANI)
This is published unedited from the ANI feed.