Bangladesh Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has still not completely recovered from his finger injury, which he sustained in the series against Pakistan, that means a cloud of doubt continues to hang over his participation in the one-off Test against India beginning June 10.
After a week’s rest, Rahim had put on his pads to bat in the nets on Saturday but still looked unsure; however, the team management seems to be hopeful of getting his services against the former Test No. 1 side.
“It was nice to see Mushfiqur bat today. We have enough time before the Test against India and we are hopeful that he will be okay by then,” said Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) selector Faruque Ahmed on Saturday post the practice session.
But Bangladesh team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan, who is monitoring Rahim’s progress, has informed the team management that although his condition has improved to a considerable extent, the swelling and the pain in the finger is still there.
“It’s nothing new that a player plays through pain and Mushfiqur may play but it will fully depend on him whether he continues wicketkeeping. I think everything will be clear within next two or three days,” BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury told.
The team is scheduled to take on India in a one-off Test followed by a three-match ODI series.