Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah is recovering from an injury on his right-calf, but it still isn’t sure if he will be available for their next game against India.
The right-hand batsman was seen limping as he came out of the team hotel in Birmingham on Friday.
The Bangladesh team are currently on a five day break which will end on Sunday, as preparations for their next match on Tuesday will begin.
World’s number one-ranked all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and opener Tamim Iqbal are still in London while captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz are also enjoying the break.
When asked how he was feeling, Mahmudullah gave assurance that he was “fine now”.
According to team physio Thihan Chandramohan, the 33-year-old suffered a Grade 1 tear to his right calf and it would need a week’s rest to recover.
There is however confusion as to when the injury occurred.
The general belief is that Mahmudullah suffered the injury while batting in the last match against Afghanistan.
But there are reports suggesting that he was receiving treatment on his right leg as the physio was seen putting a medical wrap around his calf during a drinks break, even before he came on to bat in the last match.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin informed from London that Mahmudullah’s recovering well but it’s not sure if he will play the next game.
“We need to wait as only after the 30th we can know for sure if he can play or not,” Minhajul explained.
Bangladesh played Afghanistan on 24th June if Mahmudullah suffered the injury on that day, he could be fit to play India, given that it will be with an eight-day gap and that generally should be enough time for the injury to heal.