Taskin’s injury will need to be observed for the next few days before a decision on his return date can be assumed.
Injuries cannot stop following Bangladesh fast bowler Taskin Ahmed.
Called back into the squad for the upcoming series against West Indies, Taskin finds himself on the injury table again.
This time it's an injury to the left hand of the right-arm fast bowler, which he sustained during training on Monday.
As a result, three stitches have been applied to close the injured finger on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury has informed The Business Standard (TBS) that Taskin's injury will need to be observed for the next few days before a decision on his return date can be assumed.
"Taskin has hurt his left thumb. But thankfully, no damage was done on the bone. There is no crack and it's just the skin that has opened up. We have kept him under observation for the next 72 hours. He won't be able to train for the next three days," Dr Debashis told TBS.
The injury now puts a massive doubt over Taskin's availability for the upcoming series against the visiting Windies.
Taskin had shown an improved fitness and bowled with pace and fire in the recently concluded BCB President's Cup and was likely to be part of the first XI for the three-match ODI series which starts from January 20.