Cape Town - Bangladesh opening batsman Imrul Kayes has been ruled out of
the second Test against West Indies, starting in Dhaka on Friday, with a
shoulder and toe injury.
The Tigers have decided not to call up a replacement so it
is likely that Shadman Islam, who is already in the squad, will make his Test
Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin said: "The
physio report says that Imrul has injured in his shoulder and toe. He will need
10 days for recovery."
Shadman, 23, has a batting average of more than 46 after 42
first-class matches and has hit seven hundreds and 16 half-centuries.
Bangladesh need only a draw in Dhaka to win the two-match
Test series against the Windies after the Tigers beat their visitors by 64 runs
Bangladesh Test squad: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Soumya
Sarker, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mehidy
Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Ariful Haque,
Khaled Ahmed, Shadman Islam