The right-arm veteran pacer was ruled out of Bangladesh’s three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka a night before the Tigers left for the island nation
Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza is set to return to action with rehabilitation program to take place after Eid-ul-Adha vacation.
The right-arm veteran pacer was ruled out of Bangladesh’s three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka a night before the Tigers left for the island nation.
Mashrafe had picked up a hamstring injury in Bangladesh’s last practice session before the team left Dhaka.
“He has been in full rest for 21 days. Practice at the moment is totally forbidden for him. There is no rehab program for him at the moment also, and there is no physiotherapy even. What we advised him to try to free from pain. He is advised not to do anything which could enhance the pain,” said BCB chief physician Dr. Debashish Chowdhury told reporters Sunday.
“He has been in contact with us. At the moment he has no pain and he told us that he feels no discomfort in his daily work. So it’s time to start rehab. We will start his rehab program after the Eid vacation,” Debashish informed.
Mashrafe has been dealing with the same injury for quite some time now.
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He had incurred the injury during the tri-nation ODI series in Ireland ahead of the World Cup 2019.
The veteran pacer however, ignored the issue and was available for Bangladesh for the full World Cup campaign.
Debashish also informed that they are planning to set up workload management in the coming days for the national cricketers. Bangladesh cricketers have been in a hectic schedule starting from January this year and as a result dealt with many injury issues in the dressing room.
“We are bringing every player under workload management and how many balls a bowler will ball in a day and how long or how many balls he will bowl in every week, these things have a scientific standard also. Those who have this problem like Saifuddin, who is suffering from back pain, are now under strict workload management. Under that workload management, he is not bowling now,” explained Debashish.
“When he will start bowling, he will move forward under that workload management guide. There is a process going on to manage workload management for every player. Those of us who are in the medical department like strength and conditioning coach, physio, everyone is updating this chart every week. We are giving this information to the selectors that these players need this type of workload management. Considering all of this a selector decides whether he will decide a player or not. When a player is under workload management, that is preventing them from further injury dissertation. In that regard, Saifuddin, Shakib al Hasan or Mashrafe all have a workload management plan. It’s a scientific plan that many teams follow. In BCB, we are also following this work management for all the bowlers,’’ the BCB physician added.