Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman

Injured Mustafizur Rahman ruled out of Afghanistan T20Is

ANI | Updated: May 29, 2018 16:25 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 29 (ANI): Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been ruled out of next month's T20I series against Afghanistan">Afghanistan due to a toe injury.
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.
"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">Afghanistan. We expect him to start rehab in two weeks after which we will continue to monitor and assess him," Chowdhury said.
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">Afghanistan T20Is.
Bangladesh are slated to play three-match T2oI series against Afghanistan">Afghanistan, beginning June 3 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Dehradun. (ANI)

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