Pace bowler Shafiul Islam has suffered a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Kamrul Islam Rabbi in the 22-man squad for the preparation camp in Sydney, Australia and the Tour of New Zealand 2016. Shafiul hurt his left hamstring during the BPL 2016 Qualifier 1 against Dhaka Dynamites at the SBNCS, Mirpur on Tuesday. An MRI scan today confirmed that the bowler has a Grade 2 hamstring strain which will sideline him for at least three weeks.. Shafiul Islam was injured at a BPL match, during the first qualifier clash between Khulna Titans and Dhaka Dynamites. Shafiul Islam pulled the injury trying to save a boundary down the line. Shafiul’s injury comes at a bad time as Mohammad Shahid was also ruled out from the New Zealand tour due to injury. Shafiul’s injury would require 3-4 weeks of rest which will rule him out for T20 and ODI games. Kamrul Islam Rabbi is called to the squad to replace Shafiul Islam.
Shafiul is one of the top wicket takers of BPL this season as he took 18 wickets.
The squad will travel in two groups to Australia. The first group of players will leave for Sydney via Singapore tomorrow(Thursday, 08 December) evening while the second group, consisting mainly of squad members who will be involved in the final of the BPL 2016, will leave Dhaka on 10 December.
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmud Ullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shabbir Rahaman, Soumya Sarker, Mosaddek Hossain Saikot, Nurul Hassan Sohan, Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Shuvagata Hom, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taijul Islam, Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shuvashish Roy, Ebadat Hossain, Tanbir Haydar, Rubel Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi