Mushfiqur Rahim Forced Out of Sri Lanka Test Series Due to Thumb Injury:

Mushfiqur Rahim Forced Out of Sri Lanka Test Series Due to Thumb Injury:

News by “Sana Ullah”

Bangladesh’s wicket-keeper, Mushfiqur Rahim, has been sidelined from the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to a thumb injury. The team’s physiotherapist, Bayjedul Islam Khan, confirmed that the 36-year-old batter would need a minimum of three weeks to recuperate from the injury, effectively ruling him out of the Test series set to begin on March 22.

“Following the match, Mushfiqur underwent an X-ray examination in Dhaka, revealing an avulsion fracture on the MIP joint of his right thumb,” Bayjedul stated.

“He is presently undergoing conservative treatment for his injury and is anticipated to be sidelined for approximately three to four weeks, consequently excluding him from participation in the Test series against Sri Lanka.”

Rahim sustained the injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka when struck by a delivery from Taskin Ahmed in the second over. Despite receiving treatment from the team physio, he persisted in keeping wickets, managing to take four crucial catches. Subsequently, he played an undefeated 37-run innings, aiding Bangladesh in chasing down 236 runs to secure the ODI series 2-1.

He emerged as the second-highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in the ODI series, accumulating 135 runs across three innings.

Rahim holds the record for the most Test appearances for Bangladesh, having played 88 matches, and is the country’s leading run-scorer, amassing 5676 runs at an average of 38.09.

As of now, the Bangladesh selectors have not yet named a replacement for the veteran wicketkeeper.

Bangladesh faced defeat in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, losing 2-1, but bounced back impressively to clinch the ODI series with the same margin.

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