Saifuddin, Mosaddek ruled out due to injury

DHAKA, Bangladesh received a massive setback as pacer Mohammad Saifuddin and spin allrounder Mossadek Hossain Saikat suffered injury blow to miss the team's crucial game against Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday.

It is yet to be known whether they would miss more matches.

Saifuddin, their highest wickettaker in this edition with nine scalps,

missed the match because of a flareup of a back issue that he has been

carrying since the warmup match against India on May 28.

On the other hand Mosaddek Hossain, who bats at number seven and also

bowls a few overs of offspin, suffered from shoulder injury, which he

experienced during the sevenwicket win over West Indies on Monday.

Fast bowler Rubel Hossain and batsman Sabbir Rahman will replace them to

play their first match in this edition.

Sabbir was the original choice for the No.7 slot but Mosaddek hogged all

the lime light by hitting a whirlwind 27 ball52 unbeaten to help Bangladesh

lift the triseries trophy in Ireland by beating West Indies. Since then he

edged Sabbir to occupy Bangladesh's No.7 slot.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)