Litton Das Ruled Out of Zimbabwe ODI Series Owing to Hamstring Injury

Litton Das
Litton Das(Image: BCB)

Bangladesh opening batsman Litton Das has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe due to a hamstring injury.

Litton Das Ruled Out of Zimbabwe ODI Series

Litton Das sustained an injury during the first match of the 3-match ODI series. Litton, who scored 81 runs, sustained the injury while picking up a single and was forced to retire hurt.

“Litton Das hurt his hamstring while batting in the first ODI. We sent him for a scan during the match. He has a grade 2 muscle strain. It takes three to four weeks to recover from this type of injury. So we are not getting Litton [back] during this series”, BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin told.

As far as the match is concerned, following Litton Das’s retired hurt Bangladesh scored 303 runs for 2 wickets loss at the end of the 50 overs. But on the other hand, the host Zimbabwe made a struggled start where they lost their two opening batters for a total of 6 runs.

But Kaia and Sikandar Raza with their impressive centuries led Zimbabwe to win the match by 5 wickets. Sikandar Raza who scored unbeaten 135 runs at a strike rate of 123.85 named as the player of the match.

After the game, Tamil Iqbal said, “I didn’t think we had enough. We could have pushed a little more, we were 15-20 runs short. We knew we had to bat like a Test match in the first 10-15 overs. We have been dropping catches regularly and someday it will cost us, that was today. I think Litton is out of the series, I have to check about the others.”

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Other injuries in Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 1st ODI

Litton Das’ injury wasn’t the only fitness concern for Bangladesh during the first ODI. Mushfiqur Rahim who suffered a thumb injury while batting did not field in the second inning.

Shoriful Islam was also hit in the knee after he missed a return catch from Kaia. He left the field after bowling 8.4 overs. Providing an update on the duo, Sany said:

“Mushfiq bhai also hurt his thumb while batting, but it is nothing major. He can hopefully play in the next game. Shoriful felt numb where the ball struck him but we are hopeful of good news regarding him tomorrow.”

The second ODI match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will be played on August 7 in Harare Sports Club, Harare.