Holder to miss Bangladesh tour
Windies’ Test and ODI captain Jason Holder has been ruled out of upcoming Bangladesh tour that starts right from this month. Holder will undergo physiotherapy and strengthening work to recover from shoulder injury. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশে আসা হচ্ছে না অধিনায়ক হোল্ডারের]
Holder has been suffering from shoulder problems since World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March. He continued on to play cricket including home series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and a full series tour in India.
CWI (Cricket West Indies) chief executive Johnny Grave has confirmed that Holder had partial thickness tear of his subscatularis tendon which will keep him out of play for four weeks.
“The medical panel were concerned that if Jason was to bowl in Bangladesh, the partial tear may become a full tear which may involve the need for surgery and/or a significant break from cricket,” Grave told BCAcricket.org.
“It was, therefore, then recommended for Jason not to travel to Bangladesh and instead undergo physiotherapy and rehab in Barbados.”
Skipper Holder is disappointed on missing Bangladesh tour. He said, “I am definitely disappointed not being able to make the tour to Bangladesh. But based on the advice from the medical team, we felt this was the best course of action to deal with the ongoing issues I have been having with my shoulder and prevent further damage.”
Windies won the Test series against Bangladesh by 2-0 when the Tigers toured Caribbean this year. Bangladesh then went on to win ODI and T20I series by 2-1 each. Holder hopes his team can defeat Bangladesh at their backyard.
“I’ve been having issues with my shoulder since the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March. Since then I have been trying to manage it and the pain levels, but it has got to a point now where I’ve got to take time to correct it so that going forward I have no further issues. Obviously I am disappointed to miss the tour but I know the boys are capable of beating Bangladesh,” he added.
Windies team members are expected to land in Bangladesh by Thursday They will play a two-day warm-up match against BCB XI on November 18-19. The two-match Test series will kick off from November 22. Kraigg Brathwaite, vice-captain, is likely to lead in the Tests.