Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015 May 4, 2015

Rubel out of second Test with side strain

ESPNcricinfo staff

Abul Hasan's last Test was in March 2013 © Associated Press

Rubel Hossain, the Bangladesh fast bowler, will not be playing in the second Test against Pakistan due to a side strain. Abul Hasan will be his like-for-like replacement.

Rubel looked to be in some discomfort while bowling during the fourth day of the Khulna Test. A scan confirmed he has a Grade 1 left-side strain.

"It takes about three to four weeks to recover from such injuries. Rubel will begin his rehab in the next couple of days," said Bangladesh physio Bayjedul Islam.

Abul has not played a Test in more than two years though he had played the first ODI against Pakistan in place of the suspended Mashrafe Mortaza. In the interim, he took a four-wicket haul in a first-class match for East Zone.

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