Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraz appears to be an unlikely starter for the first game of the three-match One-Day International series against Ireland, which begins on Saturday. During a training session at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Mehidy is said to have been hit in the face and eyes by a football. While the initial scans revealed nothing serious, Mehidy’s subsequent visit to an eye specialist revealed a blood clot in his eye, calling his participation in the first ODI into question.
“He is being watched, and we will see what happens because he has a red blood clot in his eye. Unless he feels the chances of his participation are very slim, we are making our plans accordingly. Though you never know he might just get completely okay after a good night’s sleep if that is not the case he is unlikely to play in the series opener,” a BCB official told Live Cricket Score.
Bangladesh is currently missing their captain, Tamim Iqbal, due to illness, and Mehidy’s injury is the latest setback. While the veteran appears to be progressing well, Chandika Hathurusingha has refused to reveal the captain’s most recent update.