Injury bars Mashrafee in Sri Lanka tour



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
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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 Bartanews24.com 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.