Mashrafe, Mushfiqur add to Bangladesh’s injury worries

Mashrafe, Mushfiqur add to Bangladesh’s injury worries

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Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim, who had accidents in the course of the Asia Cup, are anticipated to recuperate within the subsequent two weeks so as to add expertise to Bangladesh’s squad for the ODIs towards Zimbabwe from October 21.

With the selectors more likely to title a preliminary squad by subsequent week, the accidents to Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have already left a gaping gap within the batting line-up. Bangladesh are scheduled to begin a coaching camp in Dhaka from October 15.

In keeping with BCB’s chief doctor Debashish Chowdhury, Mashrafe will want two extra weeks to recuperate totally from his finger harm, which he sustained in the course of the Asia Cup match towards Pakistan on September 26.

“The harm on his little finger is sort of critical,” Chowdhury mentioned. “It takes about three weeks to recuperate. We hope that Mashrafe can come again from that harm inside two weeks. He was struck by a ball instantly. We could have an extra scan tomorrow to establish how a lot of a blood clot there may be. As soon as we learn about it, we are going to go for our subsequent plan of action.

“Mashrafe isn’t too bothered in regards to the harm although. He mentioned he has already performed two matches with it, and his bowling is not affected by the harm. The finger comes to make use of for his batting, in fact.”

Chowdhury mentioned Mushfiqur, who injured his rib in the course of the pre-Asia Cup coaching camp in Dhaka, has been rested for every week. “[Mushfiqur] has a cracked rib which often takes 4 to 6 weeks to heal. Ribs often take time as it’s continuously transferring. There is not any relaxation. We’ve requested Mushfiqur to relaxation for every week after which we are going to decide the following plan of action.”

If their recoveries do not go to plan, Bangladesh may discover it tough to exchange Mushfiqur within the center order and Mashrafe as captain.

The opening partnership was a difficulty for Bangladesh within the Asia Cup. Mehidy Hasan, who had a 120-run opening stand with Liton Das within the ultimate, was last-gasp measure after Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Soumya Sarkar failed all through the event.

Even when the staff administration is trying to proceed with Mehidy as opener within the Zimbabwe sequence, they’d nonetheless need back-up. Regardless of scoring solely 20 runs in three Asia Cup matches, Shanto stays the long-term possibility. Soumya might, for the fourth time this 12 months, sneak into the squad regardless of various failures, as he has all the time been most popular both by the staff administration or by the BCB officers.

Imrul Kayes is also in competition for his expertise, although he made just one fifty in three Asia Cup matches. Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain and Ariful Haque will probably be competing for middle-order slots. Mominul and Mosaddek struggled within the Asia Cup whereas Ariful, who did not get a recreation, lately struck a maiden double-hundred within the first-class competitors’s opening spherical.

Mohammad Mithun made two important fifties within the Asia Cup and can be essential within the center order, together with Mahmudullah. Nevertheless, Tushar Imran, who scored twin a whole bunch within the opening first-class match of the season, might need to attend until early November as he could also be thought-about for the Take a look at sequence towards Zimbabwe.

Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain are more likely to companion Mashrafe – if he’s match – within the tempo assault, whereas Abu Hider is more likely to proceed as their understudy. Bangladesh might decide an additional tempo bowler as cowl for Mashrafe.

Left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam might be main the race to exchange Shakib the bowler, although within the current previous the extra skilled Abdur Razzak has had extra success in home cricket. Offspinner Sohag Gazi additionally made a powerful case for choice with various notable performances within the final 12 months.

Chowdhury mentioned Shakib’s restoration can be decided after a surgeon in Australia assesses him subsequent week. “We’ve eliminated fluid twice inside the final two-four days from Shakib’s contaminated finger. He’s bettering. His an infection will come underneath management in every week via remedy. He’s more likely to go to Australia on Friday, to find out whether or not he wants surgical procedure,” he mentioned.

An replace on Tamim’s harm may take about three weeks.

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