Imrul Kayes ruled out due to injury, Bangladesh call Mosaddek Hossain

Bangladeshi batsman Imrul Kayes has been ruled out of the series against India due to a thigh injury, Mosaddek Hossain will replace Kayes.

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Hyderabad, Jan 6: In a big blow to Bangladesh ahead of the one-off Test against India, opener Imrul Kayes was today ruled out of the game as his thigh injury resurfaced while fielding on day two of their warm-up game against India A.

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BCB media manager Rabeed Imam said it was the same injury that had ruled Kayes out of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch last month.

File photo: Imrul Kayes (centre)

Bangladesh have flown in middle-order batsman Mosaddek Hossain, who played the ODIs and T20s in New Zealand but was overlooked for the Tests.

In Imrul's absence, Soumya Sarkar is likely to open alongside Tamim Iqbal. Kayes and Iqbal are Bangladesh's most successful opening combination as they have scored 2205 runs while opening the batting for their side and average an impressive 47.93 as a pair with four century stands.

PTI

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