As per the CRICKET NEWS Bangladesh will have to end up the series without the backbone of their batting order Rahim, he will not be playing the left 2 ODI’s for his team as he will be unable to.
Rahim got up with his hamstring injury while running between the wickets in the 1st ODI at Christchurch, the team lost the match by 77 runs and the wicketkeeper batsmen got retired hurt for a score of 42.
Nurul Hasan a 23 old youngster is a list A all-rounder player for Bangladesh, who is expected to replace Rahim for the rest of the series as he will not be able to join the series against New Zealand.
There is also a fair chance that Rahim will be missing out the T20s as well, which will commence just after the end of the ODI series and if the Wicket keeper Batsman doesn’t make the full recovery from his injury.
As we all know he is one of the most experienced member in the squad and not having him in the squad will definitely mark a sense of insecurity for the visitors to cope up without him.
Coach Chandika Hathurasingha admitted that losing Rahim was a big blow to Bangladesh. “He’s been one of the form batters as well as the wicketkeeper for a long time, across all three formats, so it’s a blow but that’s part and parcel of the game,” he said.
The second ODI is on 29th on December at the Nelson Park.
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