Yasir Ali Ruled out of the West Indies Test Series

The Bangladesh middle-order batter Yasir Ali has been ruled out of the 2- match Test series against West Indies starting June 16 (Thursday) due to a back injury.

Yasir sustained the injury during the first day of Bangladesh's practice match against the CWI President's XI at Coolidge Cricket Ground on June 10.

The 26-year-old batter remained unbeaten on 11 of 39 with a solitary boundary at the end of Day 1. However, after complaining of back pain, he was forced to retire hurt and could not participate in the rest of the match. 

The MRI scans have revealed that Yasir has triggered discogenic back pain on the lumbar spine. 

The physio Bayjedul Islam has reckoned that such injuries keep the player out of the action for about two-three weeks and confirmed that Yasir would not be available for the series. 

"Recovery from such injuries takes about two-three weeks. Therefore, he will not be available for the Test series," said national team physio Bayjedul Islam. 

So far, Yasir has amassed 196 runs in 5 Test matches at an average of 24.50 and a top score of 55. 

He last featured in the away Test series against South Africa earlier this year and scored 73 runs in four innings. 

He was all set to fill the spots of experienced Mushfiqur Rahim, who made himself unavailable for the Caribbean Tour due to a pilgrimage visit. 

Nurul Hasan was looking like the best possible replacement for Rahim due to his excellent run in domestic cricket and contributed 35 in the practice match against CWI President's XI. 

The 1st Test between Bangladesh and West Indies kick starts on June 16 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua. 

Bangladesh Test squad: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Shohidul Islam, Rezaur Rahman Raja