Mosaddek Hossain    Getty Images
Mosaddek Hossain Getty Images

After a historic Test series against Australia, Bangladesh are set to tour South Africa for a 2-match Test series, followed by 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is. However, Mossadek Hossain who had a successful Sri Lanka series is probably going to be away from the national side for few more months. He was ruled out of the Australia series due to eye infection. With no respite from the infection, Mosaddek is likely to miss out on the South Africa series as well. Mosaddek had even got himself checked in two different hospitals at Bangkok on the advice of local eye specialists. However, none could provide a concrete time frame for recovery.

Mosaddek threw more light on his infection and told Cricbuzz, I don’t know what lies ahead. There is no drastic improvement and I am not sure when it will be cured. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) are yet to announce the squad for the South Africa tour. However, the board physician did not sound positive about Mosaddek s status. Debashish Chowdhury added, They are saying it can take three to six months (for recovery). No one can give a definite time limit so it will be kind of a miracle if he can make it into the ODI squad for South Africa.

But, Bangladesh are keeping their hopes alive, There will be no problem for him to play after getting back his vision clearly. Earlier he was struggling for the whole day but now that is not the case, which is encouraging, said a relieved Debashish.

Bangladesh will be playing their first Test at Potchefstroom on September 28.