Bangladesh’s key pacer duo Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam are doubtful in the forthcoming Test series against Sri Lanka due to their injury concern.
Speed star Taskin Ahmed has been sustaining a shoulder strain, while Shoriful Islam is suffering from stomach issues that made them uncertain in the forthcoming home series against touring Sri Lanka, said BCB’s physician Manzur Hossian Chowdhury.
‘Taskin Ahmed is undergoing conventional medication as he has been sustaining a shoulder injury. We will assess him after two weeks. If he recovers will be allowed to play,’ said Manzur.
Conversely, Tiger’s left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam who also had been ruled out of the game against the Proteas due to ankle strain, meanwhile overcome; however, he is unlikely to compete in the series on the bank of his abdominal problems and might be needed to send to Singapore for surgery in this month.
‘Meanwhile, Shoriful Islam has Shoriful Islam has recovered from his ankle sprain. Now he has been sustaining stomach issues that might rule him out of the series as we are thinking of taking him to Singapore for surgery within this month’, Manzur added.
Meanwhile, BCB cricket operations chairman Mohammd Jalal Yunus told reporters on Sunday that they are all set to send Taskin Ahmed to England for his better medication.
‘We have addressed Taskin’s injury on a serious note. We are ready to send him to the UK for better medication to get him back among us. But he has a slim chance to play in the series.’
Touring Sri Lanka is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on May 8, part of the ICC World Test Championship.
After a two-day practice match, on May 11 and 12 at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chattogram, they will take on the first Test from May 15 to 19 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, while the second and final Test of the series, beginning on May 23 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.