Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin to miss T20I series against India

Adithya Sundar 09:35 21/10/2019
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Bangladesh fast-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is expected to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against India, due to a back injury.

Bangladesh will play a three-match T20I series in India which commences on November 3.

Saifuddin was initially included in the 15-member squad for the T20I series against India, but the team management is now looking for a replacement as his latest scan reports aren’t encouraging in relation to his back issue.

”I don’t think he will be able to play [against India in the T20 series],” BCB’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz on Sunday. ”We will talk with Julian [physio] tomorrow to take a final decision, but what I understand is that it won’t be possible for him to take part in the T20 series.”

This back injury has been a lingering issue for Saifuddin who was forced to take painkillers during the course of the World Cup in England this year.

The  22-year-old has subsequently missed the tour of Sri Lanka and the T20I tri-series involving Zimbabwe and Afghanistan due to the same ailment. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is considering sending Saifuddin to England for further tests.

The 22-year-old has taken 12 wickets in 13 T20Is for the Tigers.

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