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BCB keeping their fingers crossed over injured Mahmudullah





Photo: BCB : Roton Gomes

|| CF Correspondent ||

Bangladesh is confident that injured Mahmudullah will be available against India during their crucial World Cup fixture though everything will depend upon how he fares in the fitness test.

Mahmudullah’s availability in the must-win game against India remained a major concern for Tigers as he suffered calf muscle injury during their last game and later it was revealed that he had sustained grade-one tear.

BCB officials were in a dilemma more so after he was seen walking in a crutch the following morning but they seemed to be heaving a sigh of relief as he joined the practice session at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday.

‘’Mahmudullah is doing well and he’s feeling better now. I think he’ll play the next game against India as it’s our most important game now. We’ll get to know about his fitness after watching him how he responds to the practice session ahead of the game,” Mahmud told reporters adding that they are looking forward to see how he fares in the fitness. There is a fitness test and we can have a clear picture about him [fitness wise] after he completes the formality,’’ he added.

.During the last match against Afghanistan, Mahmudullah suffered a blow on his calf muscle and he was seen disturbed while running in the middle. He was also seen batting with compression tape around his calf.

After the blow, Bangladesh physio Thihan Chandramohan had said Mahmudullah would be under observation for a few days.

However, the right-handed all-rounder joined the practice on Sunday and knocked in the net session.

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also expressed his hope to get the service of the veteran all-rounder in the game against India.

Mahmudullah has been nursing another blow on his right shoulder and because of that he has not been bowling in the World Cup.