ZIM vs BAN 2nd ODI: Liton Das ruled out of the series; doubt for Asia Cup 2022
Updated on: Aug 7, 2022 11:35 am IST
Bangladesh were pretty unfortunate in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe. They dropped a lot of catches which can be pinned on them but the injury to Litton Das came who pulled his hamstring when he was going all guns blazing turned out to be a defining moment in the game.
ZIM vs BAN: Litton Das to miss Asia Cup
The injury to Litton Das looked pretty serious. The wicket keeper batsman was seen in extreme pain and had to be carried out in stretcher. The scans suggested that Liton Das will have to miss 3 to 4 weeks of cricket action which means the in form batsman will not only miss the remainder of the Zimbabwe series in which Bangladesh are trailing 1-0 but also the multinational and the all important Asia Cup 2022 which would have served as a perfect warmup for the world cup in Australia later this year.
Here’s what Bangladesh team physio Muzzaded Alpha had to say about Litton Das’s injur
He has a grade 2 muscle strain. It takes three to four weeks to recover from this type of injury. So we are not getting Litton [back] during this series
Litton Das started his innings slowly in the first ODI but he picked up pace as his innings progressed. He reached his 50 after his first 75 balls but scored another 31 runs in the next 14 balls. Bangladesh could only make 303 in the end which was not enough, especially after the start they had, they must have batted Zimbabwe out of the game.
Can Bangladesh bounce back to level the series?
Bangladesh are a top class ODI side but they need their captain Tamim Iqbal to give them a quick start. The southpaw is taking lots of time to get going and if he loses his wicket before making up for the balls he faced to settle in, Bangladesh are in deep trouble. Bangladesh had won their last 5 ODI series that includes away series victories in South Africa and West Indies. One has to wait and see whether the streak continues at the end of this series as well.
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