Bangladesh Ebadot Hossain Ruled Out Of T20 World Cup

Bangladesh Ebadot Hossain Ruled Out Of T20 World Cup, Bangladesh pace bowler Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out from the forthcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled in USA and West Indies set to be played from June this year, as he will not be able to make himself fit before the global event.

Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed the development to Cricbuzz on Wednesday (April 10) even as the pacer informed the media that he was eyeing to make a comeback in the showpiece event.

Bangladesh Ebadot Hossain Ruled Out Of T20 World Cup

Bangladesh Ebadot Hossain Ruled Out Of T20 WC

Ebadot had said he was confident with his rehabilitation following his surgery for his anterior cruciate ligament injury during Bangladesh’s home series against Afghanistan in July 2023 when he collided with an umpire while bowling.

“I am hopeful that I will return before the World Cup or else why I am working so hard? The way everything is going is good. The biggest thing is the way the medical team is supporting me and I am doing a very good rehab. I am regaining my strength. I am working on the sand field and working on strength. I am hopeful something good will happen in the future,” Ebadot had told reporters on January 13 after he had completed a rehabilitation session at the BCB’s academy premises.

Ebadot was ruled out from competitive cricket following the injury and has not been available since the Asia Cup. He has failed to make himself available for the following international series since then, along with missing the Bangladesh Premier League and then the ongoing Dhaka Premier League, the country’s traditional List A tournament.

There is no way For Right-Arm Pacer to Make a Comeback

Debashish said that there is no way for the right-arm pacer to make a comeback before the T20 World Cup. “No way (Ebadot can make a comeback before the World T20). We are not even thinking about it,” Debashish told Cricbuzz.

“It does not go (his comeback) in that time frame (before the World Cup). It takes eight to 12 months but at least you need 10 months. He was operated in December, so it will be at least October when he can make a comeback. He can make a comeback a bit earlier but certainly not in the World T20,” he said. However, Ebadot had undergone surgery in August last year.

Meanwhile, Debashish informed that they are hopeful that the injured duo of Soumya Sarkar and Taijul Islam are likely to be available before the home series against Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe are scheduled to arrive in May to play a five-match T20I series which will mark the start of Bangladesh’s preparation for the forthcoming T20 World Cup.

Soumya sustained a knee injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka when he collided with an advertising board trying to save a four while Taijul injured his knee while trying to save a run during fielding in the opening Test of the two-match series. Taijul also played the second Test but thereafter felt discomfort with his knee which forced him to go into rehabilitation.

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 Zimbabwe Series and the Team Need to be Declared

“Soumya sustained a ligament injury during the Sri Lanka series after he hit the billboard and we have spoken with the best knee surgeon in our country and planned to go for conservative management. It will take four to six weeks to do conservative management. Currently, he is doing rehabilitation and doing well and we are hopeful that he can manage it without an operation.

In that case, you have to give time. He has already passed four weeks and there are another two weeks to go. So you can understand that there is a Zimbabwe series and the team needs to be declared. Right now he is working on regaining his strength,” said Debashish.

“Taijul got a knee injury as well but he played with that injury. He got injured in the first Test while fielding and now rehabilitation is very important and both Soumya and Taijul’s cases are quite similar.

Before the Zimbabwe series

“The time frame is quite close as both the injuries happened in between one week. They will take some time to recover and it is becoming difficult for us as we are running against time. I think both will be ok (before the Zimbabwe series). But we are not sure about the time frame they would require to get fully fit,” he added.

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