Mustafizur to miss first ODI against South Africa

Mustafizur Rahman is under doubt for the remaining two ODIs as well
Mustafizur Rahman is under doubt for the remaining two ODIs as well
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Bangladesh will miss the services of their ace seam bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the first One-Day International against South Africa which is scheduled to be played on Sunday in Kimberley.

According to the reports from The Daily Star, the 22-year-old suffered an ankle strain during a training session leading into the game and is now even doubtful for the rest of the series.

"Mustafizur twisted his ankle during warm-up before training. He won't play tomorrow," Bangladesh chief selector and team manager Minhajul Abedin told The Daily Star.

"We can't tell yet if he will be available for the rest of the series. We'll know more after we go to Cape Town [for the second ODI in Paarl], we haven't done a scan yet".

The news comes as a major blow for the Asian team, who were whitewashed 2-0 by the Proteas in the Test series as Mustafizur is one of their rising stars in limited overs cricket with 44 wickets from 22 ODIs with an economy of under five.

Following the first game on Sunday at De Beers Diamond Oval, the second and third ODIs will be played on 18th and 22nd October in Paarl and East London.

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