Pace bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is sidelined from West India tour due to resurfaced old back pain

Saifuddin was due to board the flight to the West Indies tomorrow (Friday) along with Taskin Ahmed, Mahmudullah Riyad and seven other players when he was picked up for the ODI and T20 series.

But he failed the fitness test today because he had back pain. The BCB medic suggested he go back to rehab to fully recover from the injuries.

Saifuddin retired from the national team after last year’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He recently showed his strong form after winning 22 wickets and scoring 270 runs in 14 games in the DPL.

During the Sri Lankan Test series at home, Bangladeshi pace bowling coach Alan Donald called Saifuddin and closely monitored his play. Donald is believed to have given the team management a green signal, after which Saifuddin was included in the ODI and T20 team for the West Indies tour.