Taijul Islam © AFP
Taijul Islam’s injury will be a huge blow for Bangladesh © AFP

Mirpur: Jan 20, 2015

Bangladeshi left arm spinner Taijul Islam was struck on his bowling arm while batting in the nets here Monday. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment.

According to team manger Khaled Mahmud, the reports did not show anything serious. “Taijul hurt his wrist while facing Shafiul Islam in the nets. The X-ray did not reveal any injury and he is expected to join training tomorrow as per schedule,” Mahmud was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.

Islam is one of the six players in Bangladesh’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad who made their debut in 2014. The side has been plagued with injuries in recent times, most notably the injury to their premier batsman Tamim Iqbal, who is still recovering from a surgery on his left knee.

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 starts on February 14 of this year, and features a total of 14 teams including India, Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies, Australia, South Africa, England, Australia, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Scotland, UAE, and Afghanistan.