The Bangladesh team will leave for Sri Lanka on Saturday evening in their first assignment after a shocking World Cup campaign. On the third and last day of their training camp before leaving for Colombo, Mashrafe hurt his hamstring.
Chief Physician of BCB Dr Debashish Roy Chowdhury told reporters that Mashrafe was suffering from a recurring hamstring injury on his right foot. Further, he also added, "It is a recurrent injury that could take around three to four weeks to recover from".More news: United States deploying combat troops back to Saudi Arabia
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said that they will pick two players from the trio of Farhad Reza, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Jayed as replacements for Mortaza and Saifuddin. All the matches are scheduled in R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. But all ended when the selectors retained him as the skipper for the series against Sri Lanka.
'They have some good memories in the World Cup as they had beaten England and had a few more good matches, ' he said.
While Dhoni, who made a fifty in India's losing semifinal to New Zealand, remained silent on his future, Mashrafe chose to continue as team captain. "Then I will think about it (his retirement)", he concluded. "It's normal everyone will consider my performance from their point of view", said Mashrafe. "I hope to remain until my contract runs out".More news: Security breach at Lagos Airport : FAAN suspends security personnel
"Being a player I could not deliver my best in World Cup, both as a captain and a player and the team also failed to go to the semifinal. There's is nothing else to consider", he said.
Bangladesh arrive in Sri Lanka today to become the first foreign sports team to visit the island since the April 21 suicide bombings.
The Tigers will leave Dhaka for Sri Lanka today to play a three-match one-day worldwide series, where they are expected face an even contest against the hosts trying to get over their World Cup disappointment.More news: No-deal Brexit under fire: Parliament grabs brakes against Boris Johnson