Bangladesh lose Islam

Bangladesh

Seamer Shafiul Islam has been ruled out of Bangladesh's limited-overs series against New Zealand due to an ankle injury, with the uncapped Al-Amin Hossain has been named as a replacement.

Seamer Shafiul Islam has been ruled out of Bangladesh's limited-overs series against New Zealand due to an ankle injury, with the uncapped Al-Amin Hossain has been named as a replacement.

Islam sustained the injury during a warm-up fixture at the Shere Bangla National Stadium this week – and is likely to be sidelined for six weeks. The 24-year-old has recently recovered from a shoulder operation.

Hossain enjoyed a solid stretch of form for the A side against the England Lions and Abahani Limited at domestic level earlier this year. The 23-year-old took one wicket on Test debut against the Black Caps earlier this week.

The Tigers and Kiwis will meet for three ODIs and a one-off T20I. The first ODI will get underway in Mirpur, Dhaka on Tuesday.

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