Bangladesh Pacer Ebadot Hossain’s World Cup 2023 Journey Cut Short
In a major setback for Bangladesh’s cricket team, pace sensation Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out of the highly anticipated World Cup 2023. This unfortunate turn of events comes as a result of a knee injury that has plagued the talented bowler. Ebadot’s absence had already been felt during the Asia Cup 2023, and now, he will miss yet another mega cricketing event, leaving fans and selectors disappointed.
Devastating Blow Confirmed by BCB Chief Selector
The news of Ebadot Hossain’s unavailability for the World Cup was officially confirmed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief selector, Minhajul Abedin. Speaking to Cricbuzz, Abedin stated, “He (Ebadot) will not be available for us in the World Cup.” He went on to emphasize the gravity of the situation, saying, “It’s a big blow for us as he will require an operation for his knee. Following the operation, he will certainly take some time for rehabilitation purposes, at least three to four months, so we cannot consider him for the World Cup.”
“It is very sad that Ebadot is not with us because he was an important part of our team, and taking that into consideration it is quite disappointing,” Shakib told reporters. “Ebadot is one of our impact bowlers, the fastest bowler out of the five fast bowlers we played in the last few series. So, it’s a big loss, and to replace him straight away it’s a hard task,” added Hathurusingha.
Ebadot Hossain sustained an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury during last month’s ODI series against Afghanistan. Despite his determination to recover in time for the World Cup, he now finds himself ruled out of the tournament due to the necessity of an operation to address the injury.
Challenges in Finding a Worthy Replacement
While Ebadot’s absence is undoubtedly a setback, the task of finding a suitable replacement for him in the World Cup squad is proving to be a daunting challenge for the BCB. Several options are on the table, including the likes of Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, and Shoriful Islam. However, stepping into Ebadot’s shoes will be no easy feat.
What sets Ebadot apart from others is his ability to bowl with sheer pace and maintain a controlled length, particularly during the crucial middle overs of the game. His absence leaves a void that will be challenging to fill, and it will require a remarkable performance from any player who takes on this responsibility.
Disappointment Echoes in the Team
The news of Ebadot Hossain’s exclusion from the World Cup has left the Bangladesh cricket team in a state of disappointment. Both head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and ODI captain Shakib al Hasan expressed their regret over this unfortunate development.
Shakib al Hasan lamented, “Ebadot is one of our impact bowlers, the fastest bowler out of the five fast bowlers we played in the last few series. So, it’s a big loss.” His sentiment was echoed by Hathurusingha, who acknowledged that replacing Ebadot straight away would be a challenging task.
Ebadot Hossain’s Impressive ODI Record
Ebadot Hossain, at just 29 years old, has already made a significant impact in the world of ODI cricket. He has represented Bangladesh in 12 ODI matches and has taken an impressive 22 wickets, boasting an average of 5.6. His contributions on the field have been instrumental in many of Bangladesh’s recent successes, making his absence even more profoundly felt by the team and fans alike.
In conclusion, the news of Ebadot Hossain’s injury-induced absence from the World Cup 2023 is undoubtedly a blow to Bangladesh’s cricketing aspirations. The void left by his absence will be challenging to fill, and the team will need to rally together to overcome this setback. As fans, we can only hope for Ebadot’s swift recovery and his return to the cricketing arena, where his talent and dedication are sorely missed.
(This story has not been edited by Smartkhabrinews staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – IANS)