Bangladesh’s one of main batsman Mahmudullah has reportedly sustained a grade 1 tear in his right calf muscle.
The injury occurred while he was batting against Afghanistan in Southampton on Monday—he hobbled between the wickets for most of the duration of his 38-ball 27.Mahmudullah did not field during Afghanistan's innings, and underwent scans on his calf.
"The scan results showed a Grade-1 tear on Riyad's right calf," Khaled Mahmud, Bangladesh's manager, told media.
"At the moment, that is all I can say as I have not spoken to the physio [Thihan Chandramohan] yet. I can tell you more about the recovery period in the morning after speaking to the physio," Mahmud added.
Typically, grade 1 tears take seven to ten days to heal. If this is the case with Mahmudullah's calf, he may not miss too many games; Bangladesh's next match, against India at Edgbaston, is on July 2, and their final round-robin match, against Pakistan at Lord's, is on July 5.