Mushfiqur Rahim In Doubt For India Test
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim is doubtful for the one-off Test against India at home next month due to a finger injury.
The wicket-keeper batsman initially sustained the injury on his third finger during the first Test against Pakistan in Khulna in April.
However, Rahim consequently chose not to skip the second Test in Dhaka against Pakistan, a decision which has apparently aggravated his wound.
Revealing the seriousness of the injury, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) physician Debashish Chowdhury stated that Rahim’s fitness will be monitored after a week.
"Since he was complaining of pain we did the necessary medical examinations again on his right hand," said Chowdhury.
"The report confirmed that the internal damage is yet to completely heal and that's why the swelling and the pain is still there.
“We have advised him to take full rest for one week before further assessment."
Pacer Rubel Hossain is another player in the casualty list for Bangladesh and Chowdhury seemed unimpressed with the 25-year-old’s fitness.
There are concerns over Rubel’s availability for the India series and Chowdhury was quick to stress on the importance of full fitness for selection clearance.
"He is not fully fit.
“Rubel could not reach our expected level of fitness today, so we can not declare him 100 percent fit.
"He has failed to achieve the desired level of fitness on time as he missed few important sessions owing to his personal problems."
Bangladesh will host India for a one-off Test starting on 10th June which will be followed by three One-Day Internationals.
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