Back injury ruled out Yasir Ali from West Indies Test

A back injury has ruled Yasir Ali out of Bangladesh’s two-Test series starting this weekend in the Caribbean. According to team physio Bayedul Islam, the 26-year-old batsman is suffering from discogenic back pain in the spine.

Islam said, “It takes about two to three weeks to recover from such injuries. So he will not be available for the Test series.

Yasir was injured on the first day of Bangladesh’s three-day warm-up match against CWI President’s XI on 10 June.

Yasir has played five Tests so far, in which he has scored 196 runs at an average of 24.50. Yasir, in place of Shakib Al Hasan, performed brilliantly in New Zealand and South Africa earlier this year, but then Shakib’s return against Sri Lanka left him out of the team.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s absence, however, could have opened a place for Yasir, if he was fit. Bangladesh selectors have not named a replacement for Yasir, reducing their batting line-up even further.

Only Nurul Hasan, who has returned to the Test side on the back of scoring heavily in the domestic competition, looks like a viable option at No. Showed a lot of form during his performance against Sri Lanka last month.

The first Test against West Indies will begin in North Sound from June 16 while the second Test will begin in St. Lucia from June 24.

Bangladesh test teamMominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Liton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Khalid Ahmed, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Shohidul Islam, Rezaur Rahman Raja

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