Athletic

Taskin, Shoriful out of 2nd South Africa Test

Bangladesh suffered a fresh blow as the pace-bowling duo of Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa starting on April 8 in Port Elizabeth, which Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed Sunday.

Taskin has hurt his right shoulder and will be given time to recover while Shoriful has already been diagnosed with a left ankle ligament injury and has missed the first Test in Durban.

The players will leave for home on April 5 to continue their recovery.

“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,” National team physio Bayjedul Islam said.

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

Source: United News of Bangladesh