Hamstring injury might force Rashid Khan to miss T20I tri-series final vs Bangladesh

India Today

India Today

Author 2019-09-22 13:44:00

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rashid sustained the injury while fielding during the 6th T20I on Saturday
  • Afghanistan lost by four wickets on Saturday but they had already secured a spot in the finals
  • The final of the series will be played between Afghanistan and Bangladesh on September 24

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan, who injured his left hamstring during the final league stage match against Bangladesh, is doubtful for the final of the T20I tri-nation series.

Team manager Nazim Jar Abdur Rahim Zai said the injury would be monitored over the next couple of days.

"I cannot say that he will be available (for the final). He is doing well and let's see what's happening. We will have two or three days for recovery," International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Zai as saying.

"I hope it's not that serious because he is our captain and main player and we will monitor him tomorrow and the day after [before taking any decision]," Zai said.

The 21-year-old spinner sustained an injury while fielding during the eighth over of Bangladesh's run chase on Saturday. Afghanistan lost the match by four wickets but they had already secured a spot in the finals of the T20I tri-nation series.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe had already crashed out of the series as they lost three matches out of four.

Rashid is currently the number one bowler in The ICC T20I players rankings and is leading the team in all three formats.

The final of the series will be played between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on September 24.

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