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Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur injured, out of Sri Lanka Tests

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Dhaka, Mar. 19 (AFP) - Veteran Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka due to a thumb injury, the cricket board said Tuesday.

The two-Test series, which is part of the 2023–25 ICC World Test Championship cycle, begins on Friday in Sylhet.

Mushfiqur, Bangladesh's highest run-getter in Tests with 5,676 runs in 88 matches, was injured during Monday's four-wicket win, in the third one-day international against the visitors in Chittagong.

Bangladesh team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan said Mushfiqur was hit by a ball on his right thumb early in the innings while keeping.

"After the match, Mushfiqur underwent an X-ray examination in Dhaka," he said, adding that it revealed his right thumb was fractured.

"He is currently undergoing conservative management for his injury and is expected to be sidelined for around three to four weeks."

It rules him out of the Test series against Sri Lanka, he added.

Mushfiqur played a vital part in Monday's win with an unbeaten 37 runs that handed Bangladesh a 2-1 victory in the three-match series.

Sri Lanka won the preceding three-match Twenty20 series 2-1.

The second Test will begin in Chittagong on March 30.


  Comments - 4

  • Citizen k Wednesday, 20 March 2024 07:30 AM

    Most probably injured his thumb while fiddling with the helmet.

    Lucky Wednesday, 20 March 2024 09:36 AM

    Could this be a deft reaction to his initiating the mocking of Mathews helmet incident which Mushfiqur was responsible for ? If so good move by BCB.

    Lucky Wednesday, 20 March 2024 09:36 AM

    Could this be a deft reaction to his initiating the mocking of Mathews helmet incident which Mushfiqur was responsible for ? If so good move by BCB.

    Jude Thursday, 21 March 2024 01:57 AM

    Karma got to Mushfiqur!! Hey you lowlife low-class low-level bdesh players, you scumbags have never won any ICC world cups, your cupboard is empty!! First win a ICC world Cup then will take you scumbags serious, yeah.


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