Good news for Tigers’ fans as bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman is fit as scans has cleared any injury concern of him before the first Test against visiting Zimbabwe scheduled to be held on Saturday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, report agencies.
Mustafizur sustained an elbow injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in the just-concluded three-match series, and was rested in the third game. He had made a comeback in the Test squad for the two-match series having missed out the Test series against West Indies. However, his participation remained a major concern considering Bangladesh were waiting for the scan report.
Mustafizur, who is currently in Dhaka, is expected to travel to Sylhet on October 31 to join his team mates who are currently preparing there.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief physician Debashish Chowdhury informed the press on Tuesday that there was nothing serious in his scan report and hoped that he would able to play in the first Test.
“There was nothing serious in his scan report and we are hopeful that he will be available from the opening Test,” BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury told Cricbuzz on Tuesday. “We have given him some rest [reason for his brief stay in Dhaka] as the pain can diminish on its own by taking some rest or it can be reduced by medication,” he added.He said Mustafizur has been suggested for some rest as the pain can diminish on its own by taking some rest. Mustafizur is expected to join with the team today (Wednesday) in Sylhet.
Bangladesh were weakened due to the absence of two of their leading stars, Shakib al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal, who have been ruled out with their respective injuries. Bangladesh already sealed the ODI series 3-0 and also aiming to continue their winning spree in the two-match Test series.
The series opener will help Sylhet International Stadium debut as the eighth Test venue in Bangladesh.