Mustafizur Rahman will miss Bangladesh’s three-match T20 series against Afghanistan due to a toe injury. Debashish Chowdhury, the BCB doctor, said that a scan revealed that it will take Mustafizur up to three weeks to recover.

As a result, Bangladesh are leaving Dhaka for Dehradun on Tuesday morning without their main pace bowler.

“Mustafizur damaged his left toe during the IPL, and would not be traveling with the team,” Chowdhury was quoted telling the Dhaka-based New Age newspaper.

On Sunday, Bangladesh’s interim head coach Courtney Walsh had mentioned Mustafizur’s injury, for which he was given rest from training. Walsh had sounded confident that he would recover in time, but the scan has revealed otherwise.

Mustafizur was Bangladesh’s best bowler during the Nidahas Trophy T20s in March. His replacement is now likely to be named on Tuesday.

Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in three T20s on June 3, 5 and 7. Afghanistan are also set to be without a key bowler, after Dawlat Zadran suffered a knee injury that is expected to keep him out for a month.

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