Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim will start an immediate rehab program in a bid to recover from the left hamstring injury suffered during the first ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch on December 26. Mushfiq underwent an MRI in Nelson today and the scan report confirmed a Grade 1 tear.

Team physio Dean Conway said: “We have received the radiologist’s report and it shows a minor tear of the left hamstring. This is a moderate damage in nature but means that it could take him around two weeks starting from the day of the injury to recover. However, we may ease him into training at some stage over the next few days.

“At the moment our priority is to get him fit for the Test series. We will continue to assess and monitor him to see how he is responding to the rehab.”