A piece of bad news for the Bangladesh Cricket team! Their star batter Litton Das has been ruled out of action for a month after suffering a hamstring injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare. The incident happened during Bangladesh’s innings when Das was batting on the crease. He was batting on 81 when he complained of pain while running for a single & immediately had to be stretchered out.
“Litton Das hurt his hamstring while batting in the first ODI. We sent him for a scan during the match,” Muzadded Alpha Sany, Bangladesh physio, said after their five-wicket loss. “He has a grade 2 muscle strain. It takes three to four weeks to recover from this type of injury. So we are not getting Litton [back] during this series.”
Litton Das might not feature in the Asia Cup 2022 as his injury has ruled him out for the entire August month. Bangladesh’s group stages match against Afghanistan & Sri Lanka are on August 30 & September 1. If Bangladesh made it to the final stage of Asia Cup 2022 then Litton might feature in final round fixtures, subject to his fitness.
Mushfiqur Rahim, Shoriful Islam sustained minor injuries
Mushfiqur Rahim & Shoriful Islam are the two latest additions to Bangladesh’s injury list. The duo too sustained injuries during the first ODI against Zimbabwe on Friday. Mushfiqur Rahim suffered a thumb injury while batting as a result he didn’t turn up to field during the second innings. On the other hand, Shoriful Islam got a ball hit his knee after he missed a return catch from Innocent Kaia. Shoriful immediately left the field & didn’t return back to bowl. He tried to bowl but was unable to do so & had to leave mid-way through his ninth over.
“Mushfiq bhai also hurt his thumb while batting, but it is nothing major,” Sany said “He can hopefully play in the next game. Shoriful felt numb where the ball struck him but we are hopeful of good news regarding him tomorrow.”
Bangladesh is already missing the services of Nurul Hasan who has been ruled out of the Zimbabwe tour last week due to a finger injury. His injury makes him doubtful for the Asia Cup 2022 too. With just a few weeks left for Asia Cup 2022, Bangladesh would have to find good alternatives for their injured players if they aim to bring the prestigious cup home.
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