Left-arm Bangladesh pace bowler Shoriful Islam has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka due to a hand injury, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed.
The second Test begins in Dhaka on May 23.
Shoriful had been struck on his right hand while batting on the fourth day of the ongoing Chattogram Test. An X-ray has confirmed a fracture which could keep him out of action for around four to five weeks.
“Shoriful had a contusion of the right hand while batting. After the fourth day’s play an X-ray was carried out, which has revealed a fracture on the base of the 5th metacarpal bone,” National team physio Bayjedul Islam said.
“Such injuries tend to take around three weeks to heal, followed by a couple of week’s rehab. He will not be available to play for four to five weeks,” he added.