A left foot injury forced Mustafizur Rahman to rule out from Bangladesh's three-match T20I series against Afghanistan scheduled to be played on June 3, 5 and 7 in Dehradundue, India.
The Fizz joined the national team’s training camp last week following his return from Indian Premier League (IPL), but complained of pain. Subsequent tests found a crack on his left foot’s big toe.
The pace bowler has been ruled out from the squad as his injury will take around three to four weeks to recover. His replacement is yet to be announced.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) senior physician Debashis Chowdhury on Tuesday said, “An x-ray followed by a CT scan confirmed a hairline fracture on the big toe. It takes around three to four weeks to recover from such injuries and therefore he (Fizz) can’t play against Afghanistan. We expect him to start rehab in two weeks after which we will continue to monitor and assess him.”
However, Fizz-less Tigers left home for India on Tuesday morning at 10 am.
Bangladesh T20I squad without Mustafizur Rahman: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Abu Hider Rony, Rubel Hossain and Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi.