Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tigers to get Mustafizur boost in Test series

Tigers to get Mustafizur boost in Test series

Good news for Tigers' fans as bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman is fit as scans has cleared any injury concern of him before the first Test against visiting Zimbabwe scheduled to be held on Saturday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet, reports BSS. The cutter master Mustafizur, who sustained an elbow injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in the just-concluded three-match ODI series, eventually rested in the third match. Mustafizur made a comeback in the Test squad for the two-match series against Zimbabwe after having missed out the Test series against West Indies. However, his participation remained a major concern considering for the scan report. Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physician Debashish Chowdhury informed the press on Tuesday that there was nothing serious in his scan report and hoped that he would able to play in the first Test. He said Mustafizur has been suggested for some rest as the pain can diminish on its own by taking some rest. Mustafizur, who is currently in Dhaka, is expected to join with the team today (Wednesday) in Sylhet. Bangladesh already sealed the ODI series 3-0 and also aiming to continue their winning spree in the two- match Test series. The series opener will enable Sylhet International Stadium debut as the eighth Test venue in the country. Another news from Cricbuzz adds: Akram Khan, BCB's cricket operations chairman, on Tuesday, noted that Shakib Al Hasan will be given the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to participate in the upcoming UAE T20x - a franchise-based T20 event - provided there is no medical issue. "There will be a medical report regarding Shakib. If there is no problem in it, and it seems to be positive, we will give him the NOC," BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan told reporters. "Probably he cannot have an operation in one year time, while at present there is no pain [in his finger] If he is medically fit, he can play [UAE T20x]," he noted. Shakib, who is undergoing a rehabilitation program for his injured finger that forced him out of action for three months including the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe, had applied for a NOC with BCB's cricket operations in order to take part in the tournament, slated to start on December 19. The injury, initially, first ruled him out of a part of the Asia Cup, while also making him unavailable for the home series against Zimbabwe. He could also be ruled out of the Windies tour of Bangladesh next month.

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