Bangladeshi seamer Mashrafe Mortaza sidelined for one day series with an ankle injury.
Bangladesh have suffered a setback in their preparations for the three match one-day series in Sri Lanka – pace bowler Mortaza has injured his ankle whilst playing in the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 competition.
The ODI series will proceed the two match Test series that Bangladesh are currently playing against Sri Lanka, the first of which they drew on Tuesday.
Nazmul Hossain, a fellow paceman, has been called into the 15-man squad to replace Mortaza.
One of the heroes from Bangladesh’s historical draw in Galle has also been called into the squad. Mohammad Ashraful’s 190 against the Sri Lankans helped his side reach their highest ever Test total of 638 and has also earned him a place in the ODI squad.
The batsman will come in instead of the injured Naeem Islam, whilst spinner Mosharraf Hossain has been recalled for the ODIs after a five year exile. The bowler will take the place of Elisa Sunny.
The first one day international will take place on 23 March in Hambantota. Before that though, the Bangladeshis are hoping to build on their recent Test success in the second match of the series, which starts on Saturday.