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Mushfiq in good state

  • Published at 09:32 pm June 16th, 2019
Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim stretches his legs during training in Taunton Monday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from Taunton

Skipper Mashrafe informed to the media that Mushfiq is fine and is likely to play in the next match

Mashrafe bin Mortaza confirmed yesterday that Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim’s injured finger is in good condition and he is getting fitter ahead of their next World Cup.

Bangladesh will play against West Indies in their crucial World Cup game at Coopers Associate County Ground at Taunton today.

Bangladesh team management became concerned on Saturday when the in-form Mushfiq received a blow to his right hand, just under the elbow while batting in the nets against a pace bowler.

Mushfiq looked in pain after the hit and did not continue to bat. Later, a scan was performed on his right hand and with a great sigh of relief, the Bangladesh management revealed that the diminutive batsman did not incur a fracture.   

Mushfiq took part in the warm-up session yesterday, on the eve of the game, and batted for some time in the indoor nets.

Skipper Mashrafe informed to the media that Mushfiq is fine and is likely to play in the next match. While the final call will be given by the team physio and Mushfiq himself but the captain believes the experienced campaigner is okay to play the next match. 

“Mushfiq is totally fine, I think. He underwent a X-ray and MRI scan yesterday. The report was good.  He doesn’t have any issues at all at the moment. The final call will come from him and the physio. But I think he looks fine,” said Mashrafe during the pre-match press conference.

Mushfiq has scored 141 runs in three innings for Bangladesh in the World Cup so far with the average of 47 and a strike rate of 85.45.