Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shafiul Islam and Ziaur Rahman called up to replace injured bowlers

The second Test match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is going to start from 25th April (Thursday). This match will take place in Harare which was the venue of first Test match. However, the home side is leading the series 1-0 after winning the first Test comfortably by 335 runs with one day left at hand.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board has strongly criticized the team for their big defeat margin against the weak team Zimbabwe. The injury of two bowlers has come as a big blow for the touring nation. These two bowlers are Rubel Hossain and Shahadat Hossain. They will be replaced by Shafiul Islam and Ziaur Rahman.
Rubel Hossain hurt his shoulder during the match and Shahadat was forced out of the first Test with a knee injury. The board has told them to return home and become fully fit.
However, selectors included players like Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal who are not fully fit. Shakib played in the first Test mainly as a batsman while Tamim was not picked for the first Test due to his thumb injury. Now, he is fully fit and almost certain to play in the second Test.
Selectors may also bring some more changes in both batting and bowling line up.