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Shoriful Islam ruled out of the second Test - BCB

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Bangladesh pace bowler Shoriful Islam has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka which starts in Dhaka on 23 May due to a hand injury.

Shoriful had been struck on his right hand while batting on the fourth day (Wednesday, 18 May) of the ongoing Test match. An X-ray has confirmed a fracture which could keep him out of action for around four to five weeks.       

National Team physio Bayjedul Islam said:Shoriful Islam had a contusion of the right hand while batting. After the fourth day’s play an X-ray was carried out which has revealed a fracture on the base of the 5th metacarpal bone. Such injuries tend to take around three weeks to heal followed by a couple of week’s rehab. He will not be available to play for four to five weeks.”