Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 5:20:24 PM

Mustafiz is uncertain in the first ODI

Sports desk
Mustafizur Rahman
Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will meet in the first ODI of the series on Friday. The match will start at half past noon Bangladesh time. Bangladesh star pacer Mustafizur Rahman is uncertain to play in the match.

Mustafiz left the field with an injury after bowling 5 balls in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe selected XI on Wednesday. His ankle is swollen.

"Injury of Mustafiz is not a small one," Tamim Iqbal told a pre-match press conference on Thursday. The physio is observing him. Tomorrow I will say his participation is fifty-fifty.

Regarding his own game, the Bangladesh captain said, "My injury is at such a stage that it will take time to recover. Resting for five or six days is not good. Now I am trying to manage and play.

Meanwhile, Tamim could not play in the only Test due to injury. The Bangladesh captain also spread great brilliance in the preparation match before the series. He played a great innings in the warm-up match against Zimbabwe selected XI.

Tamim made 66 runs off 62 balls. Mithun made 39 runs from 42 balls. Shakib scored 37 runs from 60 balls. Saikat made 36 runs off 30 balls. Afif made 28 runs off 23 balls. So Bangladesh scored 296 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs.

The three-match ODI series will start from Friday. The next two ODIs are on July 18 and 20. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will play a three-match T20 series at the end of the ODIs. There will be three T20 matches on July 23, 25 and 27.

Voice TV/IA
Latest News