Bangladeshi fast bowler Rubel Hossain has been ruled out of top-level cricket for at least a month after colliding with a door and breaking his jaw during the Champions Trophy torunament, his doctor said Wednesday.
The mishap took place in the Bangladesh team hotel in Birmingham on June 15 after the semi-final loss to India in the Champions Trophy.
Bangladesh Cricket Board physician Monirul Amin said Rubel underwent surgery Wednesday and would need four to six weeks off to recover.
“We hope he will be fine after that period, and make himself available for selection for the Australia series,” Amin said, referring to the first of two Tests starting late August.
Rubel featured in all four of Bangladesh's Champions Trophy matches but claimed just two wickets at an average of 95.50.