• Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ziaur likely to replace Rubel

Sports Reporter

All-rounder Ziaur Rahman is most likely to be included in the Bangladesh side as pacer Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to injury. The Bangladesh team management has already requested the event's technical committee for a replacement for the bowler.
The decision regarding pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza will be taken today after a fitness test, but it was learnt that the team management was in favour of keeping the inspirational paceman in the squad as they believed that he had got the courage and ability to bowl four overs with the pain. But there is serious doubt over his fitness.
When asked about Mashrafe, chief selector Faruque Ahmed said: "We have to wait till last moment for taking a decision on Mashrafe. He is such a player and character, nobody would like to miss his services. Right at this moment I cannot say anything more."
MRI scans have revealed that Mashrafe tore a soft tissue on the right portion of his body after he made an attempt to save a boundary against Afghanistan and the injury to the pacer's right side has piled on along with the side strain on the left.
Rubel injured a ligament in his right ring finger in the game against Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh return to business today at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium after a short break. The hosts qualified for the Super 10 stage and will play along with India, Pakistan, West Indies and Australia in the group matches, but the defeat against Hong Kong in their last qualifying game in Chittagong shocked everybody.
Bangladesh will play their first Super 10s match against West Indies on March 25 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, March 23, 2014

Last modified: 12:56 am Sunday, March 23, 2014

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