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Yasir Ali will miss Bangladesh’s two-Test series in the Caribbean, which begins later this week in North Sound, due to a back issue.

According to the team’s physio Bayjedul Islam, the 26-year-old batter is suffering from discogenic back pain in the lumbar spine.

On the opening day of Bangladesh’s three-day practice match against the CWI President’s XI on June 10, Yasir was injured.

Yasir has played five Tests so far, averaging 24.50 and scored 196 runs. Yasir performed an excellent job filling in for Shakib Al Hasan in New Zealand and South Africa earlier this year, but Shakib’s return against Sri Lanka kept him out of the lineup.

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Yasir Ali Might Have Found It Difficult To Find A Place In The Playing XI

Mushfiqur Rahim’s absence, on the other hand, could have opened up a berth for Yasir if he had been fit. Bangladesh’s selectors have yet to find a substitute for Yasir, severely depleting their batting lineup.

Nurul Hasan, who returned to the Test squad after a prolific domestic season, appears to be the only plausible choice at No 5. Mosaddek Hossain, who was also included in all three West Indies squads, hasn’t been in great form since his performances against Sri Lanka last month.

“Recovery from such injuries takes about two to three weeks’ time. Therefore, he will not be available for the Test series,” Islam said regarding Ali’s injury.

The first Test against the West Indies begins on June 16 in North Sound, with the second Test beginning on June 24 in St Lucia.

Bangladesh won their first-ever Test in New Zealand earlier this year but since then they have struggled in the format. Recently Shakib Al Hasan was appointed as the Test captain again after Monimul Haque stepped down from the position.

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