FATULLAH, Bangladesh: Bangladesh spinner Sohag Gazi has been ruled out of the Asia Cup after injuring his right thumb during Saturday’s match against Afghanistan.
The 22-year-old was injured after he bowled just three deliveries during Bangladesh’s shock 32-run defeat.
“The cut was caused by the seam and it had to be stitched up. He will need seven to 10 days to recover,” said national team physiotherapist Vibhav Singh.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 222 in 47.5 overs with Afghanistan clocking an innings of 254-6.
Mahmudullah has been called up to replace Gazi in the Bangladesh squad for the remaining matches.
It was Bangladesh’s second injury setback after paceman Mashrafe Mortaza was also ruled out.
Bangladesh, who also lost to India in their opening match, will now play Pakistan on Tuesday and Sri Lanka on Thursday.