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Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out of the World Cup.

Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out of the World Cup.

Ebadot Hossain has been ruled out of the World Cup.

The Bangladesh pacer will require knee surgery.

A Bangladesh Cricket Board official confirmed to Cricbuzz on Wednesday that Bangladesh pace bowler Ebadot Hossain will miss the upcoming World Cup due to a knee injury.

Cricbuzz previously reported that Ebadot is racing against the clock to get ready for the World Cup and has now been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee operation.

“He (Ebadot) will not be available for us in the World Cup,” BCB chief selector Minhajul Abedin said on Wednesday, according to Cricbuzz.

“It’s a big blow for us because he’ll need knee surgery.” “He will certainly take some time for rehabilitation after the operation, at least three to four months, so we cannot consider him for the World Cup,” he said.

During last month’s ODI series against Afghanistan, Ebadot tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The 29-year-old pacer, who has played 12 One-Day Internationals for Bangladesh since his 50-over debut last year, was replaced by Tanzim Sakib for the Asia Cup.

Ebadot’s departure disappointed Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha and ODI captain Shakib al Hasan.

“It is very unfortunate that Ebadot is not with us because he was an important part of our team, and given that, it is quite disappointing,” Shakib said at the pre-series press conference in Dhaka on August 26.

“Ebadot is one of our impact bowlers, the fastest of the five fast bowlers we’ve faced in recent series.” So it’s a big loss, and replacing him right away will be difficult,” Hathurusingha said at a press conference attended by both of them.

The absence of Ebadot alters the bowling attack’s dynamics. He bowled the middle overs, allowing Taskin Ahmed to use the new ball. Ebadot’s pace was instrumental in his success in the middle overs, and it remains to be seen how Taskin fits into that role.

Hasan Mahmud is not the best option to bowl in the middle because he is more effective at the start and end of the game. Apart from Taskin, the other options to replace Ebadot are Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam, but only time will tell if they will be as effective.

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