Bangladesh have suffered a huge injury scare ahead of their World Cup clash against West Indies. Their middle-order batsman and one of the batting mainstays Mushfiqur Rahim suffered an injury on his hand while practicing in the nets. The former Bangladesh skipper was facing Mustafizur Rahman in the nets when one of the latter’s deliveries hit him on his right hand.
Mushfiqur removed his glove straightaway and walked off the field alongside a member of the squad’s medical team. The veteran batsman was looking in discomfort as he was grimacing in pain. While the seriousness of the blow is not yet known, anything significant would represent a major problem for Bangladesh.
With a major part of the tournament still left, Bangladesh could also opt to rest Mushfiqur for the upcoming game on Monday as a precautionary measure. Mushfiqur is very pivotal to Bangladesh’s chances in the World Cup. He struck a match-winning 78 as his side beat South Africa in their first game of the tournament, before hitting 44 in defeat against England.
The wicketkeeper-batsman, meanwhile, is not the only injury concern for Bangladesh at the moment. Their allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is also nursing a thigh injury. Shakib had suffered the injury during his hundred against England. Shakib had jarred his thigh but Bangladesh are confident of his participation against West Indies.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has also looked far from his best in the competition. He has not even managed to run freely during his run-ups and has thus failed to give his best on the field. Mortaza has managed to pick up just 1 wicket so far