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Mushfiq still doubtful for 2nd Test

He shows clear discomfort during practice: Rhodes
Sports Reporter, Dhaka
Mushfiq still doubtful for 2nd Test
Bangladesh top order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim bats at the nets during a training session in Wellington yesterday ahead of second Test match with New Zealand. BCB Photo

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes remained ‘extremely doubtful’ over Mushfiqur Rahim’s participation in the second Test, beginning on March 8 at Basin Reserve in Wellington as he said the mainstay of batting order still feels discomfort in his injured area.

Mushfiqur Rahim had a wrist injury and a flare-up of a rib problem that ruled him out of the first Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton in which Bangladesh lost by an innings and 52 runs margin despite putting up a brave batting show in the second innings.

Mushfiqur had a net session yesterday in Wellington but he showed clear discomfort, making Rhodes doubtful about regaining full fitness ahead of the Test.

“Mushfiqur is trying his best to be fit as quick as possible for the Test matches. Today was his first real hit with the tennis ball and rubber ball work and finish with some cricket ball work,” Rhodes told the reporters in Wellington yesterday.

“When he got to the cricket ball there is still a little bit of sourness in that ligament area so it means he will be extremely doubtful for the second Test. It will take an amazing recovery overnight but we all hold out hope all the time for Mushy.”

Not only Mushfiqur Rahim, opener Tamim Iqbal who blasted 126 and 74 in two innings of the first Test in a sheer aggressive batting show also has some niggles, which according to Rhodes was nothing to be worried.

“Tamim had a little light work out today just a little bit soar but nothing major just something. He is in a good spot obviously batted few overs in the game and scored over 200 runs. He is okay,” Rhodes revealed.

The other players however were fit and raring to go, said Rhodes.

“There are all pretty fit. The rest of the boys are all right so there is no little drama in that respect.”

While Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out of the second Test as after being prescribed for seven days rest by doctors, according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon, Mushfiqur’s delayed recover was not good news for Bangladesh.

Soumya Sarkar was a ready back-up for Shakib, but the team management didn’t ask any back-up for Mushfiqur, thinking that the middle order batsman would gain his fitness in time.

Rhodes said that they are expecting Mushfiqur to be fit in the third Test, a Test in which Shakib Al Hasan may play.

“The good news is that he (Mushfiqur) is on course for third Test and there is no setback along the way.”   

Rhodes particularly was happy with the performance of Soumya Sarkar as he responded with a fluent 149 amid huge criticism over his poor form.

“What was pleasing in the last game was to see Soumya coming and doing so well because in many ways he was a back-up batsman along with Liton of course,” Rhodes said.

Bangladesh coach said that they will get one more day to assess the players in practice session and hope everything will be okay.

“Thing across we get through tomorrow’s session which will be very slight session and that will allow them to be fit and ready and go out for the second Test,” he concluded.

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