Ankle injury rules Shafiul Islam out of ODI series against New Zealand

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Islam sustained an ankle injury while training at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

Bangladesh pace bowler Shafiul Islam has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand, which gets underway on October 29 in Mirpur, due to an ankle injury he suffered while training at the Shere Bangla National Stadium today.

It is understood that Al-Amin Hossain, who made his Test debut against New Zealand just last week, will replace Islam.

“Shafiul has suffered a ligament tear while warming up before training today and could be out of action for four to six weeks,” Bangladesh physiotherapist Vibhav Singh said. “He will have an x-ray done today. We will wait for a couple of days for the swelling to subside before having a scan of the affected area.”

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