Mohammad Saifuddin Ruled Out of Second Test: Bangladesh faces another blow after pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin ruled out of the upcoming second match test against West Indies.
Mohammad Saifuddin ruled out second test
Saifuddin will be replaced by Taskin Ahmed in the T20Is while pace bowler Ebadot Hossain who is already named in the Test squad has been named as his replacement for the three-match ODI series.
A report states that Saifuddin sustained the back pain ten days ago and was subsequently given a pain-relieving injection that barred him from bowling for seven days. On June 21, he was expected to start his bowling but he failed to recover and complained of pain. Later, it was decided that he will not be travelling with the team.
”Yes, he (Saifuddin) is ruled out for the series,” a BCB official confirmed on Thursday.
Later in a release, BCB confirmed the development. The board’s Chief Sports Physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said: “Although Shaifuddin is training, we feel that at the moment he has not reached the bowling fitness level required to cope with the intensity of international cricket. He will miss the West Indies series as he continues his rehab and works on his fitness.”
Notably, Saifuddin has been out of international cricket since the ICC World T20 last year after he sustained a back injury and left the tournament midway.
The second test match of the Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2022 will be played on June 24 which will then be followed by 3 matches T20I series that are scheduled to play on June 2,3 and 7 across Windsor Park, Roseau, and Providence Stadium.