Nayeem ruled out of second Test


Debashish Chowdhury, the Bangladesh cricket team’s chief physician, confirmed that Nayeem Hasan has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka due the finger injury he sustained in the opening game of the two-match series. Chowdhury also added that chances of the off-spinner making the cut for the Test series against West Indies appeared slim, considering he’ll need three to four weeks to recover from the injury.

“Nayeem is certainly ruled out from the second Test against Sri Lanka as he fractured his finger. He will need at least three to four weeks to recover, and taking that into consideration, it is unlikely he will make it to the West Indies Test squad,” said Chowdhury. Meanwhile, Chowdhury is hoping that Mehedy Hasan, who missed the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka due to sustaining a finger injury during the last edition of the Dhaka Premier League, will be available during the West Indies tour.

“We have opened his plaster three to four days back and now he is undergoing physiotherapy, and we are hopeful and confident that he will be available for the West Indies tour,” he said.