Taskin, Shoriful ruled out from the first Test against Sri Lanka￼
Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed have been ruled out from the first Test match against Sri Lanka, which is set to be live in action from May 15, following their respective injuries.
Bangladesh suffered a major blow ahead of the Test series as their pacers; Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed have been ruled out from the first Test match against Sri Lanka, which is set to be live in action from May 15, following their respective injuries.
BCB cricket operation chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the news and added that they want their pacers to get back to full fitness considering the packed International assignments on the way.
Earlier, Shoriful Islam missed the two-match Test series against South Africa following the same ankle injury which he had recovered from it but the BCB is sending him abroad to go through an operation as his abdominal issues are not recovering.
Meanwhile, Taskin had injured his right shoulder during the first Test match against South Africa and was ruled out from the following Test and is now under the observation of medical staff for the treatment of the supraspinatus tendon injury.
“Taskin is unlikely to play against Sri Lanka while Shoriful is likely to miss the opening Test against the Lankans at home,”Jalal told Cricbuzz on Sunday.
“Taskin is having a shoulder injury and is now going through conservative treatment but we want to send him to England to assess his status and take necessary steps so that when he returns, he is fully fit.
“Shoriful also needs to go abroad for another treatment, and for that, we are unlikely to get him in the opening Test against Sri Lanka.
“We want them to sort out all their physical issues and return fully fit as we have a lot of international cricket ahead,”he said.
Jalal added that BCB is also thinking of compensating Taskin for not participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL), although he did not want to reveal the amount.
The former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has also urged BCB to compensate Taskin for missing the IPL to make him available in the Test series against South Africa.
“We will try to compensate him financially (for skipping IPL to play for the national team) and we have kept that in our mind but you must consider that even he said that the series was more important than IPL. So money is not the major issue but surely we are thinking how we can compensate him,”he said.
BCB is likely to tour Australia for two-match Test series in 2027.
BCB cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus confirmed the news that they are likely to tour Australia for a two-match Test series in 2027. It will be Bangladesh’s first bilateral tour to the country since 2008 and the first Test in Australia since 2003.
Both the boards have agreed to the Test series in the ICC meeting and now looking for a suitable date.
“We are confident to play two Tests in Australia in 2027,”said Jalal.
”We are also trying to see if we can tour England though nothing is finalized as yet.”
It is understood that during the new FTP cycle from 2023 to 2027, Bangladesh is expected to play 42 Tests along with 76 ODIs and 70 T20s.