File photo of Mehidy Hasan.© AFP
Bangladesh was dealt a blow ahead of next month’s Test series against Sri Lanka, with off-spinner Mehidy Hasan missing at least the first game with a finger injury. Mehidy was a regular starter for Bangladesh in Tests and is the country’s third highest wicket-taker in the format as well as a useful lower order batter. Bangladesh Cricket Board doctor Manzur Hossain told AFP the 24-year-old broke his right little finger during a domestic match over the weekend.
“The X-ray revealed a fracture in his finger. It usually takes about four weeks to recover, so he has been permanently excluded from the first test and is also uncertain for the second test against Sri Lanka,” said Manzur.
The first test is in Chittagong from 15 to 19 May. The second test will be held in Dhaka from May 23 to 27.
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