Liton Das out of second Test, Mushfiqur set to keep wicket

Liton Das was hit on the ribcage during training on Monday AFP

Bangladesh wicketkeeper Liton Das has been ruled out of the Colombo Test after suffering a rib injury during nets on Monday. Mushfiqur Rahim is set to take up the wicketkeeping gloves.

Liton was hit on the ribcage by a net bowler at the P Sara Oval during nets on Monday. He continued to bat but missed training on Tuesday, on the eve of the second Test, although the session was optional for the Bangladesh team. Scans later confirmed a small fracture.

Liton had made a return to the Bangladesh Test XI in the Galle Test, the first of the two-match series, after a 21-month layoff from the format. He had scores of 5 and 35 in the first Test, and held two catches behind the stumps. He took over the gloves from captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who was asked by the team management to play solely as a batsman higher up the order before the two-match series.

Overall, Liton has played four Tests, scoring 137 runs and has taken five catches.