Australia v Bangladesh, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur March 31, 2014

Injured Mashrafe out of Australia game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the side's last match of the World T20 after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's game against Pakistan.

Mortaza had been struggling with injuries in the lead-up to the World T20. In February, he picked up a side strain during an Asia Cup match against India and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. He then suffered a rib injury in the opening match of the first round of the World T20, against Afghanistan.

Despite the injury, Mashrafe played five of the side's six matches so far, although he struggled for form. The bowler conceded 142 runs, taking three wickets at an average of 47.33. Against Pakistan on Sunday, Mashrafe gave away 63 runs in four overs without a wicket, his worst bowling performance in T20 internationals.

Mashrafe's injury will further hamper an already struggling Bangladesh side ahead of the match against Australia on April 1. Like Australia, Bangladesh have three losses in as many games but are placed last in Group 2 due to a poorer run rate.

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