BAN vs SL: Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam ruled out of remainder of test series against Sri Lanka due to hand injury
BAN vs SL: After suffering an injury to his right hand on the fourth day of the match in Chattogram, Bangladesh bowler Shoriful Islam has been ruled out of the rest of the Test series against Sri Lanka.
An X-ray revealed a fracture, ruling the pacer out for four to five weeks. And very certainly shutting him out of the West Indies test series, which begins on June 16. The selectors have not identified a substitute for Shoriful, and have named an unchanged side for the second Test, which begins on May 23 in Dhaka.
Shoriful Islam had a contusion of the right hand while batting,” physio Bayjedul Islam said in a BCB release on Thursday. “After the fourth day’s play an X-ray was carried out. That has revealed a fracture on the base of the 5th metacarpal bone. Such injuries tend to take around three weeks to heal followed by a couple of weeks of rehab. He will not be available to play for four to five weeks.”
During the 167th over of Bangladesh’s innings, Kasun Rajitha struck Shoriful on the right hand. While attempting to deflect a short ball. Bayejidul Islam, the physio, came out a number of times to help him, but Shoriful continued to bat. He dropped down screaming in pain four overs later after swinging and missing at Rajitha.
He finally retired, with Bangladesh’s innings ending at 465, and he did not bowl when Sri Lanka batted again.
Due to injuries, the Bangladesh Tigers had already been missing Taskin Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan Miraz throughout the tour. Taskin is having treatment for his injury. So selectors will have to decide whether he will be included for the West Indies tests.