Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza ruled out of series against Sri Lanka due to injury

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 20, 2019, 02.25 PM(IST)

Mashrafe Mortaza Photograph:( Reuters )

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Mortaza sustained a left hamstring injury during training, which turned out to be a grade one tear

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will lead the team as their regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the Sri Lanka tour due to a hamstring injury. 

Mortaza sustained a left hamstring injury during training in the nets, which turned out to be a grade one tear. The injury has ruled him out of action for between three and four weeks.

"Mortaza injured his left hamstring during training today," BCB senior physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement.

"It is a recurrent injury that could take around three to four weeks to recover from. Therefore, he is ruled out from participation in sporting activity for a month."

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Bangladesh has not named any replacement for Mortaza for the Sri Lanka tour, which is set to begin from July 26 in Colombo. 

Both the sides will play three One-Day Internationals.