World Cup 2019
Saifuddin injury likely to pave way for Rubel
|| CF Correspondent ||
Bangladesh received injury blow ahead of their game against Australia as pacer Mohammad Saifuddin and Mossadek Hossain are recovering from their respective injuries.
Saifuddin, their highest wicket-taker in this edition with nine scalps, may miss this match because of a flare-up of a back issue that he has been carrying since the warm-up match against India on May 28.
On the other hand Mosaddek Hossain, who bats at number seven and also bowls a few overs of off-spin, is also in doubt because of pain in his right shoulder, which he experienced during the seven-wicket win over West Indies on Monday.
If they miss out, pacer Rubel Hossain and batsman Sabbir Rahman, neither of whom have featured in this edition so far, will be their likely replacements.
‘’We will wait for them till the last minute and then have a look at them,’’ said BCB official.
It was learnt that though Mossadek might be able to make it that is unlikely to be the case for Saifuddin due to the extent of his pain. At a ground steeped in history, Bangladesh will attempt to create a bit of history of their own by beating Australia for the first time in a World Cup match today in Trent Bridge.
The match is set to begin at 10:30 am (3:30 pm Bangladesh time). While there have been rainy spells over the last few days in Nottingham and the forecast has predicted a chance of rain in the first hour of the match, the rest of the day is supposed to be rain-free.