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Maiden call-up for Shamsur Rahman after Tamim injury


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Mar 25, 2013 at 12:47pm IST

Colombo: Bangladesh has called up Shamsur Rahman for the remainder of the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Rahman is replacing the injured Tamim Iqbal, who suffered a hairline fracture to his right thumb during the series opener on Saturday.

"It is a fracture which normally takes around four to six weeks to heal. For further information, I will go to Dhaka in the new week. I will have an MRI, but it is definitely a fracture," lamented Iqbal.

24-year-old Rahman has amassed 978 runs in 48 List-A fixtures. He was the third-highest run-scorer in the Bangladesh Premier League, scoring 421 runs in 12 matches at an average of 42.10 and a strike-rate of 130.74 for the Rangpur Riders.

Maiden call-up for Shamsur Rahman after Tamim injury

The 24-year-old Rahman, who is likely to play in the 2nd ODI Monday, has amassed 978 runs in 48 List-A fixtures.

Also, medium pacer Shahadat Hossain will join the Tigers' squad for Monday's second ODI as a replacement for the injured Nazmul Hossain. Reports suggest both Rahman and Hossain are likely to play in the match. Bangladesh are trailing 1-0 in the series.

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