Bangladesh Pacer Shohidul Islam Ruled Out Of West Indies Tour

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Shohidul Islam
Shohidul Islam

Bangladesh pace bowler Shohidul Islam has been ruled out of the scheduled West Indies series owing to a side strain.

The Bangladesh cricket team are scheduled to tour the West Indies in June and July 2022 to play 2 Test, 3 ODI, and 3 T20I matches.

Shohidul Islam Ruled Out Of West Indies Tour

The Test matches will form part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship. The tour will kickstart from June 16 with a two-match test series.

The two matches will be played across Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua, and Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia stadiums.

Right-arm pacer Shohidul, who played his only T20I against Pakistan last year, was included in the Test and T20I squads for the tour.

Shohidul Hasan suffered from a stiff back and had to return midway from the New Zealand tour in January 2021. The pacer has not been able to play any game for the national team since then. But the young right-arm pacer has recently cleared the fitness test.

“Shohidul picked up a side strain during training. It will take him about three to four weeks’ time to recover,” Monjurul told Daily Star.

The 22-year-old Hasan Mahmud is likely to replace Shohidul in the West Indies tour, subject to clearing his physical fitness, the report said.

“If Hasan stays fit, he is likely to replace Shohidul in the squad. But we have not made a decision and have not named anyone,” Bashar informed.

The pacer went through a long rehabilitation program after picking up the injury and returning to competitive cricket in the last edition of the Dhaka Premier League.

The tour will be concluded with a 3-match ODI series with the last match on July 16 in Providence Stadium, Guyana. The Bangladesh squad is expected to fly to the West Indies in the first week of June.