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Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam unavailable for second Test

Taskin Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed

Bangladesh pace bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam have been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa starting on 08 April in Port Elizabeth.

Taskin has a painful right shoulder and will be given time to recover while Shoriful has already been diagnosed with a left ankle ligament injury and has missed the first Test in Durban.

The players will leave for home on 05 April to continue their respective recovery.

National Team physio Bayjedul Islam said: “ Taskin had complained of right shoulder pain and difficulty of movement during the second day’s play in the first Test. He has received physiotherapy, supportive taping and painkillers for bowling in the second innings. His recovery is expected to take around three weeks.

“Shoriful felt pain on his left ankle during training on 29 March. An MRI confirmed a grade 1 ankle impingement syndrome with medial ligament injury. He has already started his rehab and is likely to resume training towards the end of this month.”