Nurul Hasan to miss remainder of Zimbabwe tour due to a fractured finger
Litton Das is likely to be announced as the skipper for the remaining T20I after the injury to Nurul Hasan.
Updated - Aug 1, 2022 1:06 pm
Bangladesh completed a resounding victory against hosts Zimbabwe in the second T20I at Harare on the 31st of July, Sunday. But the win has left a sour taste for the visitors, who will now be without their newly appointed skipper Nurul Hasan after the wicketkeeper suffered a finger injury during the match.
Nurul Hasan’s side suffered a surprise defeat in the opening T20I of the three-match series at the same venue, but they followed up that shock defeat with a commanding display on Sunday to ensure parity in the series with a comfortable seven-wicket victory. Hasan’s appointment as the skipper for the ongoing series came in the wake of regular skipper Mahmuddalah’s absence, who has been rested for the series.
The wicketkeeper-batter sustained the injury in the latter stages of Zimbabwe’s batting innings while keeping against fast bowler Hasan Mahmud. But the stand-in skipper continued with his duties behind the wicket but struggled due to considerable pain in his finger. The physio team has revealed that the player has fractured his index finger and will need at least three weeks to recover from this blow, ruling him out not only from the remaining T20I but also from the upcoming three-match ODI series.
“We did an X-ray which revealed a fracture to the index finger. Such injuries take about three weeks to recover from. He is therefore out of Tuesday’s last T20 match and the upcoming ODI series,” team physio Muzadded Alpha Sany said in a video message.
Mosaddek Hossain and Litton Das shine as Bangladesh bounced back in the second T20I
Bangladesh redeemed themselves with a comprehensive victory in the second T20I after their embarrassing defeat to the hosts in the opening fixture of the series. Mosaddek Hossain was awarded the player of the match for his maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket. The 26-year-old recorded career-best figures of 5/20 to restrict the hosts to a paltry total of 135 runs in their 20 overs.
The subcontinent side strolled past the target set by Zimbabwe as the opening batter Litton Das anchored the chase for the visitors with his sixth half-century in the format for Bangladesh.