Liton ruled out of Zimbabwe series
Bangladesh opener Liton Das was ruled out of the rest of the ODI series against Zimbabwe following a hamstring injury which can keep him out of action for up to three weeks, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said in a press release yesterday.
Liton, who was unbeaten on 81, was retired out and had to be stretchered off the field in the 34th during the first ODI at Harare which the Tigers lost by five wickets. Liton underwent a scan during the game which revealed a muscle strain.
"Opener Liton Das suffered an injury to his hamstring while batting today and we sent him out for a scan during the match. The scan revealed a grade two muscle strain," Bangladesh's physio Muzadded Alpha Sany said during a video message to the media.
"He will not be available for the rest of the series," he added.
"Recovery from such injuries usually require about three to four weeks. He will be assessed further in the coming days and will be put on a rehab plan," Sany was quoted as saying in a press release by BCB.
Sany informed that there are injury concerns to batter Mushfiqur Rahim and pacer Shoriful Islam as well but the physio was hopeful the duo will recover.
"Mushfiqur bhai also suffered an injury to his thumb while batting today but it doesn't appear to be something big at the moment so we're hoping we will get him in the next match. Shoriful was feeling some numbness after the initial injury but hopefully we will be able to give some good news regarding his injury tomorrow," he said.