Earlier today Bangladesh announced their World Cup 2019 squad headed by all-rounder Mashrafe Mortaza with Shakib Al Hasan as his vice. The emerging yet promising players on the 15 member squad validate Bandgladesh’s bright chances in the World Cup starting May 30, 2019.
However, it seems that the team might be facing a blow as many of its top performing players get struck by injuries one after the other. The latest to make it to the long list is left arm bowler Mustafizur Rahman who sprained his ankle during a warm up match for Dhaka Premier League on Thursday.
Previously, batsman Mahmudullah Riyad, pace bowler Rubel Hossain and Taskin Ahmed, off-spinner Mehidy Hasan and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim have been in and out of game due to injuries of varying intensity.
Bangladesh team’s Chief Physician Debashis Chowdhury seemed optimistic on the prayers’ recovery and told AFP that the players have ‘enough’ time before the World Cup to attain form and get back on the field.
Albeit that Mustafizur’s injury is presumably going to sideline him for two weeks, Debashis Chowdhury says he’s hopeful that the 23-year old star player will play the World Cup 2019.