Hamstring injury ends Mushfiqur Rahim's ODI series in New Zealand

Mushfiqur Rahim (left) will also be doubtful for the T20I series against New Zealand
Mushfiqur Rahim (left) will also be doubtful for the T20I series against New Zealand
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Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the remainder of One-Day International series against New Zealand after sustaining a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old suffered the blow while he was batting and was forced to leave the field when he was unbeaten on 42 runs and did not return back to the field as Bangladesh succumbed to a 77-run defeat chasing a target of 342 runs.

Nurul Hasan, who was part of Bangladesh's preliminary squad that trained in Sydney is expected to replace Rahim for the second game.

Head coach of Bangladesh Chandika Hathurasingha described the news a big blow and hopes the replacement player is able to grab the opportunity.

"He's been one of the form batters as well as the wicketkeeper for a long time, across all three formats, so it's a blow but that's part and parcel of the game," said Hathurasingha.

The 48-year-old also added that the team will take time to adapt to the away conditions after playing most of their cricket at home.

"We've played a lot of cricket at home so it's a bit of a shock to the system to get used to."

After losing the first game in Christchurch, Bangladesh will be hoping to level the series when they take the field for the second ODI in Nelson on 29th December.

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