WT20: Ziaur Rahman replaces Rubel Hossain in Bangladesh squad

Mar 24, 2014, 07:46 IST | AFP

Dhaka: Hosts Bangladesh suffered an injury blow when paceman Rubel Hossain was ruled out of the World Twenty20 tournament due to a finger injury, it was announced Sunday.

The International Cricket Council said in a statement its event technical committee had allowed a replacement for Hossain, who dislocated a finger during Bangladesh's last game against Hong Kong.

The 24-year-old paceman was replaced by all-rounder Ziaur Rahman.

Rahman, 27, is a right-hander who has played in 11 T20s, scoring 108 runs and taking two wickets.

Bangladesh face defending champions the West Indies in their opening Super-10 stage match in Mirpur on Tuesday.

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