Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batter Litton Das is set to miss cricket for a month after suffering a hamstring injury during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare on Friday, 5 August. He was batting at the score of 81 when he got injured. Das could also miss the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, which is set to begin in the UAE on August 27.
The Bangladesh physio Muzadded Alpha Sany talked about Das’ injury status and pointed out at how he has suffered a grade 2 muscle strain which could take three to four weeks for recovery. He said, “Litton Das hurt his hamstring while batting in the first ODI. We sent him for a scan during the match. He has a grade 2 muscle strain. It takes three to four weeks to recover from this type of injury. So we are not getting Litton [back] during this series.”
Sany also addressed Mushfiqur Rahim’s thumb injury which he suffered while batting. The physio also talked about Shoriful Islam, who suffered a knock on the knee after he missed a return catch and was forced to leave the field after bowling 8.4 overs. Providing an update on both players, Sany said:
“Mushfiq bhai also hurt his thumb while batting, but it is nothing major. He can hopefully play in the next game. Shoriful felt numb where the ball struck him but we are hopeful of good news regarding him tomorrow.”
Talking about the match, Bangladesh suffered a five-wicket defeat thanks to incredible centuries by Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia. Raza scored 135 in 109 balls while Kaia put up 110 runs in 122 balls as they chased down the total in 48.3 overs.
Reacting to the defeat, Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said, “Every day we say about catching and one day it would have the reason behind our defeat and today was that day because in T20s we dropped lot of catches and won the matches but on this kind of a good wicket when you drop four catches you won’t win a lot of matches.”