Pacer Rubel Hossain might miss the first one-day international against Zimbabwe in the forthcoming tri-series after he sustained an injury in his left-thumb during Wednesday’s training session in Mirpur, officials said.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board physician Debashish Chowdhury said they are unlikely to rush any decisions regarding the 28-year old pacer as he showed sign of recovering fast.
‘Rubel has a sting in his non-bowling hand so he has no issues with bowling,’ Debashis told New Age. ‘He might have some problems while batting but we are yet to try it. He sustained the injury in his bone so it might take some time for the recovery. We still have two more days and the management will decide about him in the team meeting a day before the match,’ he said.
Top-order batsman Imrul Kayes who sustained similar kind of injury earlier, batted without feeling any pain on Wednesday but that did not guarantee him a place in the starting line-up as his fielding could be an issue.
‘He’s in much better condition. He has improved a lot in the last two days and it will take one or two days more to recover completely,’ said Debashish.
Bangladesh will open their campaign in the tri-nation series against Zimbabwe on January 15.
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