Shoriful Injury ruled out of SL Tests with wrist injury
Shoriful Islam ruled out of SL Tests due to injury; unlikely for WI tour
Bangladesh's injury concerns continue as pace bowler Shoriful Islam has now been ruled out with immediate effect of the ongoing Test Series against Sri Lanka. Hasan Mahmud is likely to replace Islam in the Bangaldesh squad for the second test against Sri Lanka.
Shoriful is the latest inclusion to the hosts’ injury list as they earlier suffered massive blows in the form of Taskin Ahmed and Mehedy Hasan.
"Shoriful Islam had a contusion of the right hand while batting. After the fourth day's play an X-ray was carried out which has revealed a fracture on the base of the 5th metacarpal bone," physio Bayjedul Islam said in a statement on Thursday.
"Such injuries tend to take around three weeks to heal followed by a couple of week's rehab. He will not be available to play for four to five weeks."
Shoriful was hit on the gloves by Kasun Rajitha’s short pitched delivery on Day 4 and was subsequently taken off the field. Bangladesh were forced to declare their innings at 465 following his wrist injury.
Although the injury is not severe, it will still likely require a month or two for full recovery. Shoriful is highly unlikely to be available for the upcoming Test series against West Indies. Bangladesh will fly out on June 6 to partake in a full fledged tour of West Indies, comprising two tests, three One dayers and as many T20 Internationals.
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