Bangladeshi pacer Ebadot Hossain’s knee surgery jeopardizes his ODI World Cup spot. Cromwell Hospital will perform ACL reconstruction after his injury during a recent match against Afghanistan.
Bangladesh’s cricket fraternity received a blow as fast bowler Ebadot Hossain has been slated for knee surgery, putting his participation in the upcoming ODI World Cup in doubt. Ebadot’s left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, sustained during a recent ODI against Afghanistan, has necessitated the surgical procedure, which is scheduled to take place today at Cromwell Hospital in London.
The surgery comes just over a month before the much-anticipated ODI World Cup, which is set to be held in India during October and November. Typically, the recovery time for such a surgery is around six weeks, which means Ebadot might face a race against time to regain full fitness for the tournament.
Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) senior physician, Dr. Debashis Chowdhury, acknowledged the significance of the surgery and its impact on Ebadot’s participation. “Ebadot consulted with a knee specialist in London this week,” stated Dr. Chowdhury in a press release. “After thorough evaluation, it was determined that Ebadot requires left ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair.”
However, the exact timeline for Ebadot’s recovery remains uncertain. Dr. Chowdhury emphasized the board’s commitment to supporting the player’s journey back to cricket. “While we can’t provide detailed information about the rehabilitation process and expected recovery period at this stage, we are fully dedicated to assisting Ebadot in every possible way to facilitate his return to the game.”
Ebadot’s injury occurred during the third ODI against Afghanistan last month, a match that Bangladesh managed to win despite ultimately losing the series 2-1. The initial severity of the injury was underestimated, as Ebadot was included in Bangladesh’s Asia Cup squad earlier this month. However, as the extent of the injury became apparent, he was subsequently replaced by Tanzim Hasan in the squad.
The unfortunate injury comes at a time when Ebadot was enjoying great success as one of the standout bowlers in Bangladesh’s white-ball setup. Since his ODI debut in August of the previous year, he has accumulated 22 wickets at an average of 22.90, making him the leading wicket-taker in the format for his team.