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Saifuddin to miss West Indies tour

June 24, 2022 00:00:00

Allrounder Mohammad Saifuddin will miss the limited-overs series in the West Indies tour of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed on Thursday, reports UNB.

The board has said the 25-year-old allrounder failed to attain optimal bowling fitness after recovering from his back injury.

Saifuddin has taken 41 wickets in 29 ODIs and 31 wickets in 29 T20s so far.

"Although Saifuddin is training, we feel that at the moment he has not reached the bowling fitness level required to cope with the intensity of international cricket," Debashis Chowdhury, the chief physician of BCB said in a press release sent by the board.

"He will miss the West Indies series as he continues his rehab and works on his fitness," he added.

Bangladesh team is touring the West Indies for a two-match Test, three-match ODI and three-match T20 series. The Tigers have already played the first Test in Antigua which they have lost by seven wickets. The second and final Test of the series will take place today (Friday).

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