Ebadot Hossain ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup
By SMCS - Apr 11, 2024 11:27 am
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Bangladesh speedster Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out from the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled in the USA and West Indies set to be played from June this year as well. He will also not be able to make himself fit before the global event as well. Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury confirmed the development to Cricbuzz on Wednesday (April 10), although the pacer informed the media that he was eyeing to return to the mega event.

Ebadot Hossain
Ebadot Hossain played a brilliant knock

“I am hopeful that I will return before the World Cup or else why I am working so hard? The way everything is going is good. The biggest thing is the way the medical team is supporting me and I am doing a very good rehab. I am regaining my strength. I am working on the sand field and working on strength. I am hopeful something good will happen in future,” Ebadot had told reporters earlier this year after he had completed a rehabilitation session.

However, Ebadot was ruled out from competitive cricket after his injury and was not available since the Asia Cup. He has also failed to make himself available for the following international series since then, alongside missing the Bangladesh Premier League and then the ongoing Dhaka Premier League as well. Meanwhile, Debashish also said that there is no way for the speedster to make a comeback before the T20 World Cup as well.

“It does not go (his comeback) in that time frame (before the World Cup). It takes eight to 12 months but at least you need 10 months. He was operated in December, so it will be at least October when he can make a comeback. He can make a comeback a bit earlier but certainly not in the World T20,” he said.

Soumya Sarkar

On the other hand, Soumya sustained a knee injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka when he collided with an advertising board while trying to save a boundary while Taijul injured his knee while trying to save a run during fielding in the opening Test of the two-match series as well. Taijul also played the second Test but he also felt discomfort with his knee which forced him to go into rehabilitation as well.

“Soumya sustained a ligament injury during the Sri Lanka series after he hit the billboard and we have spoken with the best knee surgeon in our country and planned to go for conservative management. It will take four to six weeks to do conservative management. Currently, he is doing rehabilitation and doing well and we are hopeful that he can manage it without an operation. In that case, you have to give time. He has already passed four weeks and there are another two weeks to go but you can understand that there is a Zimbabwe series and the team needs to be declared. Right now he is working on regaining his strength,” said Debashish.

“Taijul got a knee injury as well but he played with that injury. He got injured in the first Test while fielding and now rehabilitation is very important and both Soumya and Taijul’s cases are quite similar. The time frame is quite close as both the injuries happened in between one week. They will take some time to recover and it is becoming difficult for us as we are running against time. I think both will be ok (before the Zimbabwe series) but we are not sure about the time frame they would require to get fully fit,” he concluded.