Selectors announced on Sunday that Bangladesh fast bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam will miss the second Test against South Africa.
Taskin has a shoulder problem and will be given time to rehabilitate, while Shoriful missed the first Test in Durban due to a left ankle ligament injury.
Taskin’s right shoulder was injured during the first innings of the first Test against South Africa in Durban, and he was unable to bowl on the third evening and most of the fourth morning. On Day 4, he did bowl a handful of overs after Tea.
On Day 4, after Tea, he did bowl a few overs. Due to a painful shoulder, the right-arm fast bowler had to leave the field after just bowling five overs in the afternoon and picking up the wicket of Dean Elgar.
Because of back difficulties, Shoriful was ruled out of the first Test.
Bangladesh Team physio Bayjedul Islam said:
“During the second day of play in the first Test, Taskin complained of right shoulder soreness and trouble moving. For bowling in the second innings, he got physiotherapy, supportive taping, and painkillers. It is expected that he would be out of commission for three weeks.”
“On March 29, Shoriful experienced pain in his left ankle during training. A grade 1 ankle impingement syn” drome with medial ligament damage was confirmed by an MRI. He has already begun his rehabilitation and is expected to return to training at the end of the month.”
Bangladesh was suffering at 11 for 3 in the 274-run chase at the end of the fourth day’s play at Kingsmead, Durban, on Sunday, thanks to late strikes by South African spinners Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer.