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Mushfiqur ruled out due to hamstring injury

Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the remainder of ODI series against New Zealand after pickin up a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old suffered the blow while he was batting and was forced to leave the field when he was unbeaten on 42 runs and did not return back to the field as Bangladesh succumbed to a 77-run defeat chasing a target of 342 runs.

Rahim's injury cleared the decks for reserve wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan's one-day debut in the second match at Nelson on Thursday.

Head coach of Bangladesh Chandika Hathurasingha described the news a big blow and hopes the replacement player is able to grab the opportunity.

Hathurasingha said,



He's been one of the form batters as well as the wicketkeeper for a long time, across all three formats, so it's a blow but that's part and parcel of the game. We are looking at two weeks, anything before is a bonus.



After losing the first game in Christchurch, Bangladesh will be hoping to level the series when they take the field for the second ODI in Nelson on 29th December.


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