Mustafizur Rahman felt discomfort in his left shoulder before he was to bowl the last ball of the innings against Zimbabwe in the second T20I © AFP
Mustafizur Rahman felt discomfort in his left shoulder before he was to bowl the last ball of the innings against Zimbabwe in the second T20I © AFP

Khulna (Bangladesh): Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is a bit worried about Mustafizur Rahman‘s injury but believes it’s nothing serious. The left-arm pacer felt discomfort in his left shoulder before he was to bowl the last ball of the innings against Zimbabwe in the second Twenty20 International on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com. Having watched Mustafizur clutching on to the shoulder with his other hand, Tamim Iqbal ran up to the 20-year-old and advised him to leave the field immediately. “The injuries are old for him — both the shoulder strain and the elbow injury. So we didn’t take any chances though he had just a ball remaining. We wanted to get him treated as soon as possible. Although the matter is of concern at the moment, usually nothing serious happens from these injuries. I hope it really isn’t and that he recovers,” Mashrafe said. Bangladesh lead the four match Twenty20 International series 2-0 with the third match to be played here on Wednesday. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2016, 3rd T20I at Khulna

Meanwhile, the Bangladeshi selectors have handed Muktar Ali and Mosaddek Hossain their first national team call-ups while leaving out injured Mushfiqur Rahim. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) named a 14-man squad for the last two Twenty20 Internationals of the four matches against Zimbabwe. The hosts lead the series 2-0 while the third match will be played on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com. The selectors decided to rest seamers Mustafizur Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain. Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury has been left out of the fold for failing to live up to billing. Taskin Ahmed is in to replace Mushfiqur while Mohammad Shahid has made the squad too.