Bangladesh faces another injury setback! Mushfiqur Rahim ruled out for Sri Lanka Tests

Bangladesh, Mushfiqur Rahim (PC: Sportzwiki)

Injury woes are going from bad to worse for the Bangladesh national cricket team. As per Cricbuzz reports, star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim is learned to have been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.

Mushfiqur Rahim will miss the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to a fracture in his right thumb. The veteran batsman faced the injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka and was deemed unfit to play in the upcoming series, which will also be part of the World Test Championship.

A source close to Cricbuzz confirmed that Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the entire Test series against Sri Lanka. He stated: “He (Mushfiqur) is ruled out of the series due to the fracture.”

Mushfiqur Rahim, after suffering an injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh, went for scans and the MRI did not come out in his favour, ruling him out of the Test series against Sri Lanka. Even though he was battling pain, he made sure to play a vital role for his team.

Mushfiqur Rahim played a good knock for the team and guided his team to victory which helped them clinch the series as well. He stood his ground against the team when it mattered most. In the chase, Bangladesh came under pressure and lost wickets early.

Mushfiqur Rahim looked solid at the crease and played unbeaten on 37 runs off 36 balls. He hit three fours and a six in his innings. He played the winning shot as Bangladesh won the game with 4 wickets in hand and sealed the series by a margin of 2-1, having lost the T20I series early.

With Mushfiqur Rahim ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka, it will be a big blow for the Bangladesh team. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is yet to name the replacement wicketkeeper-batsman but it is fair to say that filling his void will be a tough task. He has been the team’s leading rusher in the longest format of the game.

Test series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka begins since March 22. The match will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. The second game of the series will be played. March 30th at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka team for Test series

Here is the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka:

Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Zakir Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shadman Islam, Litton Kumer Das, Mominul Haque Showrab, Shahadat Hossain Dipu, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Syed Khaled Ahmed, Mushfik Hasan, Nahid frog

Sri Lanka Test Team for Bangladesh Series:

Dhananjaya De Silva, Captain, Kusal Mendis, Vice-Captain, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Udara, Wanindu Hasaranga (banned), Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Nishan Peiris, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Chamika Gunasekara.