IND vs BAN: Watch: Shoriful Islam leaves the field after suffering a serious injury in the T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up match

Shoriful Islam

Bangladesh have suffered a major injury scare ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Their left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam could miss at least his team’s first few games after suffering a palm injury on Saturday (1 June) during the ongoing warm-up. match against India at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York.

The incident took place in the last over of India’s innings when Shoriful Islam was bowling to Hardik Pandya. On the fifth ball of the over, the Bangladesh pacer bowled a good yorker, but Pandya managed to get it out and did so with great force. The Indian all-rounder hit the ball towards the bowler and Shoriful Islam ended up getting hit on the palm.

He appeared to be in pain immediately as he sat on the field before being checked on by Ravindra Jadeja. The physiotherapist also ran out before the pitcher decided to leave the field. Tanzim Hasan then bowled the last remaining ball of the over.

Watch Shoriful Islam take a slap in the palm of his hand:

Before leaving the field, Shoriful had a good start with the ball. He dismissed Sanju Samson in his first over to give Bangladesh their first breakthrough. He finished the innings with figures of 1 for 26 in 3.5 overs. Talking about the game, India finished their innings at 182 for 5.

After Sanju Samson (1) and Rohit (23) failed to impress with the bat, Rishabh Pant led the charge and scored 53 runs off 32 balls with the help of 4 fours and as many sixes. Suryakumar Yadav also played a crucial 31-run knock before Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 40-run knock took India to a total of over 180.

In response, Bangladesh were reeling at 8 for 2 in the third over at the time of writing this report. Arshdeep Singh has picked up both the wickets.