The Windies cricket team has received a big blow ahead of the Bangladesh series. The skipper of the team Jason Holder has been ruled out of the entire series due to injury. In his absence batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the team.
The news of Holder’s injury was conveyed by Johnny Grave, the CWI chief executive. He said that the Windies captain is having partial thickness tear of subscatularis tendon for which he will undergo physiotherapy and strengthening work. Grave made it clear that Holder will be reassessed in four weeks time.
He further stated that the medical panel were concerned that if Jason was to bowl in Bangladesh, the partial tear may become a full tear which they fear may involve the need for surgery or a significant break from cricket.
Grave explained that hence it was recommended for Holder not to travel to Bangladesh and instead undergo physiotherapy and rehab in Barbados.
Holder admitted that he is definitely disappointed not being able to make the tour to Bangladesh. But he noted that based on the advice from the medical team, they felt this was the best course of action to deal with the ongoing issues he has been having with his shoulder and prevent further damage.
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The Windies captain also explained that he has been having issues with his shoulder since the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March. Since then he has been trying to manage it and the pain levels, but it has got to a point now where he has to take time to correct it so that going forward he has no further issues.
At the same time he feels that the boys are capable of beating Bangladesh.