Bangladesh stalwart Mushfiqur Rahim hurt his left index finger ahead of the tour of Zimbabwe starting on June 29. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not take any part in the ongoing Super League phase of the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division Twenty20 Cricket League due to the same.
Mushfiqur was leading Abahani Limited in the league. Abahani are currently fighting for the title with Prime Bank Cricket Club.
The right-handed batsman sustained the blow during Abahani’s Super League clash against Gazi Group Cricketers. A CT scan was held by the BCB medical department on Tuesday morning.
“Mushfiqur sustained a hairline fracture on his left index finger, and we have advised him to take a rest of one week,” Debashis Chowdhury, the chief physician of BCB told the media. “Since it’s not serious, we think his Zimbabwe tour will not be affected. Still we will have another review after one week.”
Bangladesh will play a one-off Test, and three ODIs and three T20Is during the Zimbabwe tour. Muhsfiqur has already informed the board that he won’t be available for the T20Is series against Zimbabwe. He, however, will take part in Test and ODIs.
In the Dhaka League, Mushfiqur was doing well scoring 267 runs in an average over 38 and strike rate over 130. Due to his absence, Abahani might face difficulties in the remaining part of the league.