It is understood Mustafizur Rahman’s recovery will take more time and the pacer is likely to miss the two-match away Test series against West Indies next month
Bangladesh left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman blames his fate for the series of injuries which have put him out of action from the national team. Mustafizur returned home from the Indian Premier League T20 2018 carrying an injury from his stint with Mumbai Indians. As a result, he sat out the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan earlier this month which the Tigers lost 3-0.
The speedster was sidelined for at least a month due to a crack on his left big toe. It is understood Mustafizur’s recovery will take more time and the pacer is likely to miss the two-match away Test series against West Indies next month. The Tigers are scheduled to leave for the Caribbean Saturday.
“It is almost three weeks now and the status of the injury is much better than before. I am under rehab now, trying to maintain the regular plans and recover as early as possible,” said Mustafizur to the media at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka yesterday.
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“Injury is part of the game. I have nothing much to do about it. It was written in my fate,” Mustafizur added.
The last time Mustafizur missed out on national duty was back in February 2017 when Bangladesh toured India for their maiden Test on Indian soil. Mustafizur had recovered from shoulder injury to play limited-over matches but not sufficiently to take part in longer-version games.
The left-arm pacer had come for criticism then for improper self-management. A similar situation has emerged now as he is likely to miss the West Indies tour.