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October 27, 2013
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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