New Zealand in Bangladesh 2013-14 October 27, 2013

Shafiul Islam ruled out of ODI series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh fast bowler, Shafiul Islam, has been ruled out of the ODI series against New Zealand after twisting his ankle during training on Sunday, at Shere Bangla National Stadium. Al-Amin Hossain, who made his Test debut in Mirpur last week, has been named as a like-for-like replacement.

"Shafiul has suffered a ligament tear while warming up before training today and could be out of action for four to six weeks," Bangladesh physio 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."

This proves a major blow to Shafiul, after he made a successful comeback from a shoulder injury last season. Shafiul played three ODIs against Zimbabwe this year, picking up four wickets.

The first ODI of the three-match series will be held in Mirpur on October 29.

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  • Dar on October 28, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    My BD X11: Tamim, Shamsur, Mominul, Shakib, Mushi, Nasir, Mahmudullah, Mashrafi, Razzak, Suhag & Al-Amin. BD shud stick with the Spinners as it always worked for them. But definately requires some batting power. Hope the openers will be able to play the first 20 overs with reasonable run rate.

  • Dummy4 on October 28, 2013, 7:54 GMT

    Ziaur Rahman seem to be the best option for pace all rounder, if the piece permit it.

  • Manik on October 28, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    I agree with Bangladesh5 about Rubel. Please check out his record against NZ white-wash. Bangladesh was able to defend a very low score because he got 4 wickets for 25 runs only. Al amin also a good choice for ODI. Mushrafe plus one of these two should be in the team now.

  • nathaniel on October 28, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    alamin , robiul , ziaur rahman are better than rubel and shafiul .

  • Ahnaf on October 28, 2013, 4:03 GMT

    @hasib9. It's alright to criticize but when you say that you can bat against Rubel and local bowlers in Philly are as good as him, you lose all your credibility. Then why are you not in international cricket? Or for starters, playing in domestics in BD? It's just foolish to say such ridiculous things. And then you highly praise Shafiul but bash Rubel. You do realize both have similar records in ODIs? Then how can Shafiul be the best fast bowler and Rubel not being able to even bowl against you? Everyone is beating down Rubel because of the recent Test matches. He's never been a good Test bowler but in ODI's, he's still 1 of our best pacers. He's got the 4th highest wickets in matches won against the G8 and the 2nd highest behind only Mashrafe. Obviously he's an inconsistent player and thats something he has to work on but he still is one of our best pacers.

  • Amir on October 27, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    Tough luck for Shafiul. @hasib9; I agree with you except for Razzak. He should be nowhere near the test teams. He can be useful ODI player but extremely poor in Tests.

  • Hasib on October 27, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    These are the match winners in BD squad: Shakib, Tamim, Mashrafe, Mushfiq, Razzak, and Nasir. Other rising stars are Gazi and Mominul. A good reliable player is Mahmudullah. These 9 players should be part of all formats if possible, except Mashrafe for tests due to injury. BD should play those 9 for the upcoming ODIs and the T20. Include Zia as the second new ball bowler and Anamul/Shamsur for Tamim's partner. Easy selection since Shafiul is now injured.

  • Dummy4 on October 27, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    Al-amin is good prospect for the odi series ...god luck

  • Dummy4 on October 27, 2013, 16:46 GMT

    Sometime I wonder what kind of fitness our bowlers have...they barely play yet injured all the time...

  • Hasib on October 27, 2013, 16:27 GMT

    Shafiul is the best fast bowler in Bangladeshi conditions. I know the selectors too well. They now have a good excuse to include Rubel and therefore lose the series. I honestly think I can bat against Rubel just like any other local bowlers we have down here in Philadelphia. Short pitched and half volleys with terrible lines will never get me out. I don't even need to use my brains to think since the bowler is the most predictable.

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