Mushfiqur Rahim unlikely to be fit for second Test
ESPNCricinfo: Mushfiqur Rahim remains “extremely doubtful” to return to the Bangladesh side for the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington despite taking part in a net session at the Basin Reserve.
Mushfiqur is suffering from a wrist injury, as well as a flare-up of a rib problem, which kept him out of the Hamilton Test last week.
On Wednesday he batted in the nets for a considerable period although later the coach Steve Rhodes said that the soreness, in the area around his thumb and wrist, hadn’t gone away.
“Today was his first real hit,” Rhodes said. “We did some work with tennis, rubber and cricket ball. When he got to the cricket ball, there was still a bit of soreness in the ligament area. He is extremely doubtful for the second Test.” “The good news is that he is on course for the third Test. Let’s hope there’s no setback along the way.” Added Rhodes.