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.