Mahmudullah to return home before 2nd Test

Middle-order batsman Mahmudullah will play no part in Bangladesh’s 100th Test match and will return home soon, confirmed a senior official on Monday.

‘Mahmudullah is coming back home before the second Test as he is struggling with form,’ chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

‘A fast bowler will also return though we have not decided yet who he should be.’

Going into their 100th Test match on Wednesday Test at the P Saravanamuttu stadium, Bangladesh are trailing the hosts 0-1 in  two-match series after last week’s crushing 259 -run loss at Galle.

Mahmudullah, who played 33 Test matches since making debut against West Indies  in 2007, scored 8 and 0 in two innings at Galle.

Mahmudullah, who scored only one half-century in last seven Tests with his maiden Test century coming way back in 2010, also has a woeful record in Sri Lanka with 16 runs in three Tests.

Opening batsman Imrul Kayes already joined the squad in Colombo as a replacement.

Imrul missed the last three Tests – respectively against New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka—through a hamstring injury.

Source: New Age

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