Mushfiqur Rahim to skip West Indies tour
Published: 01:08 PM, 21 May 2022
The full series of Bangladesh with West Indies will start right after the Sri Lanka series. However, the Bangladesh cricket team is not getting veteran batter Mushfiqur Rahim in that tour.
According to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) sources, Mushfiqur wrote an application for a leave to attend this year's Hajj a month ago. The board already granted leave to him.
The Tigers are likely to travel to the West Indies on June 5 to play two Test matches, three ODIs and three T20Is. The two Tests against West Indies, in Antigua and St Lucia, will start on June 16. The T20Is are from July 2 to 6 while the ODIs are from July 10 to 16. Only the Test series is part of the World Test Championship; the ODIs are not part of the Super League.
The Bangladesh cricket team are already without four key bowlers, all out with injuries. Taskin Ahmed is still rehabilitating a shoulder injury while Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam and Nayeem Hasan all have hand injuries. The absence of 'Mr. Dependable' will be one more issue the BCB will address in the coming days.
This year's Islamic pilgrimage is in July, for which Mushfiqur is likely to travel to Saudi Arabia on June 22.