Youngster Afif Hossain, who suffered an elbow injury is all but sure to play the first game of the five-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand, starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
He was rested for the last day of practice that raised a possibility of his omission from the series opener. However, captain Mahmudullah Riyad, quelled the doubts, saying that Afif is fit to play.
The batting all-rounder was not in preparation for the final day on Tuesday. The team management has kept him under observation, giving him rest. He sustained the injury when a rising delivery of fast bowler Taskin Ahmed hit his elbow during a net session on Monday.
The medical department of the BCB immediately informed that the injury was not serious. He however didn’t need any scan or MRI in the injured place.