Injury bars Mashrafee in Sri Lanka tour

Staff Correspondent,


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Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Bangladesh skipper ruled out from upcoming Sri Lanka for hamstring injury

Bangladesh is scheduled to leave Dhaka for the three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka on Saturday.

A BCB announcement informed that Mashrafe pulled his hamstring while bowling at the nets and was later ruled out of the upcoming series.  Bangladesh’s last practice session was at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.

Chief selector of BCB, Minhajul Abedin later informed the media on Mashrafe’s condition and added that all-rounder Forhad Reza would replace Mashrafe for the upcoming tour. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) later revealed that all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin was ruled out of the tour as well following a lower back injury and paceman Taskin Ahmed was named as his replacement.

The BCB named opener Tamim Iqbal as the Tigers’ captain for the tour through a press release.