Imrul Kayes ruled out of Hyderabad Test

Bangladesh cricketer Imrul Kayes reacts after being stumped successfully by South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock during the second day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on July 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ Munir uz ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bangladesh has suffered a blow before the one-off test against India. Opener Imrul Kayes has been ruled out of the match with a recurrent thigh injury sustained during the second day’s play of the two-day practice match against India A at the Gymkhana Ground.

Team physio Dean Conway said: “Imrul has hurt his left thigh during fielding today. It is a recurrence of the thigh injury he had suffered last month in New Zealand. As there is just 48 hours left before the start of the Test therefore he is not considered fit to play. He will return to Dhaka tomorrow (Tuesday) to begin rehab.

“We expect him to take the field in the coming rounds of Bangladesh Cricket League first class games. It will be a good opportunity to test his fitness.”

Uncapped batsman Mosaddek Hossain Saikat has been named as replacement for Imrul. He will join the squad in Hyderabad on Tuesday.