Ebadot Hossain, Bangladesh’s fast bowler, will be unable to compete in the upcoming Asia Cup due to a knee injury sustained during the ODI series against Afghanistan last month. Ebadot has not completed the rehab program ten days after being named for the 17-man squad. Tanzim Hasan, a 20-year-old uncapped fast bowler, will replace him. It’s unclear whether Ebadot will be ready for the World Cup.
Since making his ODI debut in August of last year, Ebadot has claimed 11 wickets in 12 matches. Despite being chosen for only one game against Afghanistan last month, he has been in excellent form in white-ball cricket. According to Dr. Debashis Chowdhury, BCB’s principal sports physician, Ebadot’s World Cup preparatory recovery is given high priority. They could even consult with specialists from other countries.
“Ebadot had undergone six weeks of rehabilitation following the injury,” Dr. Chowdhury explained. “We’ve had a number of MRIs done during this time, and the results show that his ACL is still a concern and requires further management.” As a result, he will be unable to compete in the Asia Cup. In light of the importance of the Bangladesh team’s next major tournament, the ICC World Cup in October, the BCB is committed to investigating every safe medical option available to get Ebadot back to full health and playing as soon as possible, including consultation and treatment abroad.
Tanzim has 57 List A wickets in 37 games despite having no international experience in any of the three forms. This includes nine points from three games in the just concluded ACC Emerging Men’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka. He took 17 wickets to help Abahani Limited win the Dhaka Premier League last season.
Tanzim is the eighth player to join the senior squad from the team that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2020. Towhid Hridoy, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Parvez Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shamim Hossain, and Shoriful Islam are among them.