|| CF Correspondent ||
Bangladesh Cricket Board is confident that they will have injured Test trio- Mominul Haque, Naeem Islam and Abu Jayed Rahi- fit before the practice game ahead of the upcoming tour of West Indies.
West Indies are due to arrive on January 10 to play three one-day Internationals and two Tests while they are expected to play a four-day practice match from January 28 in Chattogram ahead of the Test series after completing the 50-over fixture.
Bangladesh is expected to announce the squad for the series before the national training camp scheduled from January 7.
Bangladesh Test skipper Mominul and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan went under the knife for their respective injuries that ruled them out from the just concluded Bangabandhu T20 Cup while pacer Rahi sustained back strain and had to quit the competition at the half stage mark.
Nayeem, who was the 12th man for Beximco Dhaka in the match against Gemcon Khulna on December 10 dived to save a ball and picked up an injury to his little finger on his right hand.
Mominul fractured his right thumb while fielding for his team Gazi Group Chattogram in the ongoing domestic tournament against Gemcon Khulna on November 28.
Jayed, who was representing Fortune Barishal in the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup, received the injury while bowling the second ball of his third over against Minister Rajshahi in the opening game of the day.
‘’In the last two weeks, two of our cricketers have had surgery. One is our test Captain Mominul Haque who underwent surgery for a thumb injury in Dubai, and another player was Naim, whose finger was injured. His surgery took place at Ever Care Hospital in Dhaka. The medical team of BCB is working to see two players getting full fitness back before the warm-up match that will take place on January 25 before the West Indies Test series,’’ Debashish told reporters at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday.
‘’Rahi (Jayed) was suffering from grade one strain. We also reviewed his problem yesterday. We hope Rahi will get back to full bowling fitness in the next two weeks. He will be fully fit in the first week of January,’’ he said.