Taskin, Shoriful returned home after Durban Test following injuries

Taskin, Shoriful ruled out from Test, returned home following injuries

It has been announced by the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin, who said on Sunday (April 3) that the pacers Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam will return home followed by their injuries.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin announced on Sunday (April 3) that the pacers Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam will return home followed by their injuries.

“They are returning home as both of them are injured and we are not flying any substitute for them,”

BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz.

“We have four fast bowlers remaining in the squad. So we are covered.”

Taskin sustained the injury to his right shoulder in the first innings of the first Test against South Africa in Durban which prevented him from bowling on the third evening and also on the fourth morning. Although, he did bowl a couple of overs after Tea, on day 4.

The right-arm Bengal pacer who only bowled five overs on that afternoon managed to pick up the wicket of Dean Elgar, had to walk from the ground due to his sore shoulder.

Shoriful Islam was even ruled from the first Test due to his back problems. Both the pacers are expected to return to their homes o April 5.

National Team physio Bayjedul Islam said:

“Taskin had complained of right shoulder pain and difficulty of movement during the second day’s play in the first Test. He has received physiotherapy, supportive taping, and painkillers for bowling in the second innings. His recovery is expected to take around three weeks.

However, Taskin was the Player of the Series in Bangladesh’s 2-1 ODI series win against South Africa last month. In that series, he took eight wickets, including a five-for in the third game. 

Taskin has been Bangladesh’s pace spearhead in all three formats, so his absence will be a major blow to the visitors for the remainder of the series.

“Shoriful felt pain in his left ankle during training on 29 March. An MRI confirmed a grade 1 ankle impingement syndrome with a medial ligament injury. He has already started his rehab and is likely to resume training towards the end of this month.”

Bangladesh squad for the remaining Test series: Mominul Haque (C), Khaled Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nurul Hasan (wk), Ebadot Hossain, Tamim Iqbal (VC), Shadman Islam, Shohidul Islam,  Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed Rahi, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najmul Hossain Shanto