Tanzim Hasan Sakib Ruled Out Of Third ODI Due To Hamstring Injury

Tanzim Hasan Sakib Ruled Out Of Third ODI Due To Hamstring Injury, Pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib has been ruled out of the third and series-deciding ODI against Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury.

The national team’s chief selector Gazi Ashraf Hossain Lipu confirmed the development to The Daily Star, saying: “We have just been informed by the physio that he (Sakib) won’t be able to play. We are thinking of whether we can take someone else in the squad, just in case anything happens tomorrow morning.”

Tanzim Hasan Sakib Ruled Out Of Third ODI Due To Hamstring Injury

Shakib’s Absence Is A Big Blow For Bangladesh

Sakib’s absence is a big blow for Bangladesh as the young pacer took four wickets in the first two matches, with his three wickets in the first match helping the hosts to a six-wicket victory.

The only other pacer in the squad is Mustafizur Rahman, who was dropped following the first match over a lean run of form for a sustained period.

Sri Lanka, too, has injury issues as their premier pacer Dilshan Madushanka has been ruled out of the series decider.

Bangladesh has suffered a big setback ahead of the ODI series-deciding encounter. Sri Lanka as in-form young pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib has suffered an injury and will miss the match. The series has been marred by injuries to several players and this time the injury news has emerged from Bangladesh camp.

The Bangladesh team management has informed that Tanzim Hasan is experiencing pain. And discomfort in his right hamstring and therefore will not participate in the ODI. Series-deciding third and final match against Sri Lanka in Chattogram on Monday.

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Bangladesh’s team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan confirmed 

Bangladesh’s team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan confirmed that the 21-year-old is “not fit to play” the decisive ODI. “Tanzim is experiencing pain and discomfort in his right hamstring. He did not feel any better at training today and is not fit to play tomorrow,” Khan stated.

Right-arm pacer Hasan Mahmud, last featured in an ODI for Bangladesh in December 2023 against New Zealand. Has been called up as Sakib’s replacement.

The three-match ODI series is tied at 1-1, setting the stage for an exciting decider. Following the conclusion of the ODI leg of the tour. Both teams will play two Tests in Sylhet and Chattogram. Which will form a part of the current ICC World Test Championship cycle?

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