Nurul Hasan
Nurul Hasan. (Photo: BCB)

As the Asia Cup approaches, Bangladesh has been handed a severe blow after Nurul Hasan’s official withdrawal from the international T20 competition due to a finger injury.

Nurul underwent surgery on Monday, August 8, and the Bangladesh Cricket Board reported that his recovery time will be around four weeks. On Tuesday, Nurul will travel back to Dhaka from Singapore.

During the second game of the three-match series in Harare, Nurul—who had been named captain of the T20 squad on the Zimbabwean tour—was hurt. He was then ruled out from the series.

Due to worries about injuries, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has granted BCB an extension to choose their final Asia Cup roster.

Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Nurul Hasan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Bangladesh Is Dealing With An Injury Crisis

“A closed reduction and pinning procedure was performed on Sohan’s left index finger by hand surgeon Dr Anthony Foo at the Raffles Hospital this afternoon. Recovery is estimated at three to four weeks,” BCB chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said in a statement.

Along with Liton Das (hamstring), Mustafizur Rahman (ankle), Mushfiqur Rahim (thumb), and Shoriful Islam, Nurul is one of the players on the injury list (knee). Yasir Ali and Mohammad Saifuddin, who were ruled out from the Zimbabwe trip, must also pass the fitness test in order to be chosen.

Asia Cup 2022: Nurul Hasan Ruled Out Of The Tournament

Batters Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar might potentially be in the running for the Asia Cup.
Sabbir and Soumya were both incorporated into the Bangladesh team for the three one-day matches that will be played as part of A’s tour of the West Indies on August 16, 18, and 20, respectively.

In the T20 World Cup’s Super 12 game in the UAE, Soumya last appeared for the Tigers. In September 2019, Sabbir last participated in a domestic tri-nation series with Zimbabwe and Afghanistan.

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