Mohammad Saifuddin
Mohammad Saifuddin. Image-John Sibley/Reuters

Bangladesh seamer Mohammad Saifuddin has been ruled out of the home series against Pakistan also, which will take place after the T20 World Cup, after he had been ruled out of the ongoing event in the UAE due to a back injury.

Earlier this week, Mohammad Saifuddin was replaced by Rubel Hossain in Bangladesh’s squad; he returned to Dhaka on Thursday.

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physician, Debashish Chowdhury, confirmed to Cricbuzz about Mohammad Saifuddin being unavailable for the Pakistan series. He stated that the pacer will need to take a rest for at least a month before beginning his rehabilitation program to recover from his stress fracture.

Mohammad Saifuddin
Mohammad Saifuddin. Image-Getty

“He (Saifuddin) has a stress injury. After a month’s rest he will start his rehabilitation program,” Debashish told Cricbuzz on Thursday (October 28).

According to a team official, the 24-year-old had complained about pain on the left side of his back after Bangladesh’s game against Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Saifuddin featured in the first four games for Bangladesh, picking up 5 wickets at an economy of 7.

After winning two of their three matches in Round 1, Bangladesh have lost both their game in the Super 12 stage.

Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh

Babar Azam’s team will tour Bangladesh for three T20Is and a 2-Test series, which will be part of the ongoing World Test Championship cycle.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh. Image Source: Twitter

The three T20Is will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on November 19, 20, and 22. The first Test, from November 26 to 30, is slotted for the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, before returning back to Dhaka for the second Test from December 4.

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