Bangladesh lose Anamul Haque to injury, call up Imrul Kayes


Bangladesh have called up experienced Imrul Kayes to replace Anamul Haque who suffered a tournament-ending right shoulder injury in the six-wicket Word Cup win over Scotland in Nelson on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Imrul has played 53 ODIs in which he has scored 1,390 runs with one century and 10 half-centuries. His last one-day international was against Zimbabwe in November 2014.

Haque, 22, dislocated his shoulder while fielding at Saxton Oval. He made two scores of 29 opening the batting in the win against Afghanistan and the defeat to Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh are currently third in Pool A with five points from four matches and will play England in Adelaide on Monday.

Kayes is the second new player to be called up by Bangladesh after Shafiul Islam replaced fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain who was kicked out of the World Cup for breaking a curfew.