Mushfiqur Rahim sidelined for Christchurch Test

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has been advised to wait for another two weeks before he can make a return to the elite format and is set to miss the second and final Test against New Zealand at Christchurch, beginning on January 20th.

Rahim has been kept under observation for multiple injuries, but it is his newly appeared hairline crack that is causing him more trouble than the neck blow he coped on the final day of the first Test match at Wellington, which forced him to leave the field in an ambulance.

“His finger injury is worse,” Conway told reporters. “The hairline crack that has been found is new. He will need to give more time for this injury.”

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Rahim’s neck scans were conducted and it revealed no damage. But the local doctors have advised him not to take the field for at least two weeks before he can recover completely.

“Doctors in New Zealand usually advise not playing for three to four weeks. In England they advise not taking the field for two to three weeks. In that regard, Mushfiqur may need three to four weeks to return,” Conway said.

If Mushfiqur Rahim misses out on the Christchurch Test, it will present wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan with an opportunity to make his debut in the elite format.

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