Mashrafe, Mushfiqur add to Bangladesh

Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim, who suffered injuries during the Asian Cup, are expected to recover in the next two weeks to add experience to the squad of Bangladesh. ODIs against Zimbabwe since October 21.

Since the selectors are likely to name a preliminary squad next week, the injuries of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal have already left a hole in the batting lineup. Bangladesh plans to start a training camp in Dhaka starting on October 15.

According to BCB chief doctor Debashish Chowdhury, Mashrafe will need two more weeks to fully recover from his finger injury, which he sustained during the Asian Cup match against Pakistan on September 26.

"The injury to his little finger is quite serious," Chowdhury said. "The recovery takes about three weeks, we hope that Mashrafe can recover from the injury within two weeks, he was hit directly by a ball, and tomorrow we will have an additional exploration to determine the number of blood clots that we have. We will go to our next course of action.

"However, Mashrafe does not care too much about the injury. He said he has already played two games with him, and his bowling is not affected by the injury. The finger is used to hit, of course. "

Chowdhury said that Mushfiqur, who injured his rib during the training camp of the Asian Cup in Dhaka, has rested for a week." [Mushfiqur] has a fractured rib that usually takes four to six weeks to heal. The ribs usually take time since it is constantly moving. There is no rest. We have asked Mushfiqur to rest for a week, after which we will determine the next course of action. "

If his recoveries do not go to the plan, Bangladesh could have difficulty replacing Mushfiqur in the middle order and Mashrafe as captain.

The opening partnership was a problem for Bangladesh in the Asian Cup Mehidy Hasan, who had a 120-run opening stand with Liton Das in the final, was the last test after Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Soumya Sarkar will fail throughout the tournament.

Even if the team management looks to continue with Mehidy as a starter in the Zimbabwe series, they would still want a backup, despite scoring just 20 runs in three Asian Cup games, Shanto is still the long-term option, Soumya could, for the fourth time this year, infiltrate the team despite a series of failures, since it has always been preferred by the team management. or by the BCB officers.

Imrul Kayes could also be in contention for his experience, although he made only one fifty in three Asian Cup games. Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain and Ariful Haque will compete for medium order slots. Mominul and Mosaddek fought in the Asian Cup, while Ariful, who did not get a game, recently reached a double maiden in the first round of the first-class competition. Be crucial in the middle order, along with Mahmudullah. However, Tushar Imran, who scored hundreds of twins in the first first-class game of the season, may have to wait until early November, as he could be considered for the test series against Zimbabwe.

It is likely that Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain their partner Mashrafe – if he is fit – in the attack rhythm, while Abu Hider is likely to continue as his alternate. Bangladesh could choose an additional rhythm pitcher as a cover for Mashrafe.

Left arm spinner Nazmul Islam could be leading the race to replace Shakib the bowler, although in the recent past, the more experienced Abdur Razzak has had more success in national cricket. The foreign runner Sohag Gazi also defended the selection with a series of remarkable performances in the last 12 months.

Chowdhury said Shakib's recovery would be determined after a surgeon in Australia evaluates him next week. "We have extracted fluid twice in the last two or four days from the infected finger of Shakib, it is getting better, your infection will be under control in a week through the medication, it is likely that you will go to Australia on Friday to determine if you need surgery. ", He said.

An update on Tamim's injury could take about three weeks.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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