Bangladesh in Zimbabwe 2013 April 27, 2013

Rubel Hossain down with chicken pox

Rubel Hossain has contracted chicken pox, becoming the latest Bangladesh seamer to suffer a physical setback. He will miss the limited-overs leg of the Zimbabwe tour, after picking up the illness on Friday.

Rubel had earlier been rested for the second Test due to a shoulder niggle, and had gone down with fever on the first night of the second Test.

"We cannot send him back now because the disease is contagious and he has to travel by plane, plus he is weak now," said team manager Tanjib Ahsan Saad. "But after he recovers, which is expected to be six to seven days, he will most likely travel back home."

With Rubel out, the remaining seamers are Robiul Islam, Ziaur Rahman, Sajidul Islam and Shafiul Islam. The team management may retain Robiul for the ODIs, following his good form in the ongoing Tests.

Meanwhile, Shahriar Nafees and Enamul Haque Jr left Harare for Dhaka on Saturday evening to make way for Abdur Razzak and Shamsur Rahman, who will join the limited-overs squad.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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