Khaled Ahmed will be ruled out for at least three to four months post surgery © Getty
Khaled Ahmed, Bangladesh’s Test pacer, will go under the knife for a damaged left knee, Bangladesh Cricket Board officials said on Wednesday (June 12). Khaled hurt his knee during the Eid break after an elite camp and will be ruled out for at least three to four months post surgery.
The officials said that the MRI report suggested a damaged meniscus to the extent of requiring surgery to recover fully. Bayjedul Islam Khan, BCB’s physio, confirmed the developments to Cricbuzz.
”As per the MRI report Khaled had damaged his meniscus of the left knee to an extent that there is no alternative but for a surgery,” said Bayzid. “He will be out for at least three to four months after completing the surgery,” he added.
Khaled admitted that he is disappointed with how things have panned out. It will be a huge blow for him given that he was one of the front-runners for the four-day matches against Afghanistan A with Bangladesh’s ‘A’ team hosting the visitors for a series comprising of two four-day matches followed by five 50-over games from July 5.
”I was watching a World Cup game of Bangladesh at my home and suddenly I felt like muscle cramp. I tried to move my leg quickly in order to free my muscle and unexpectedly hurt myself,” he added.
Khaled has only played two Test matches so far. He made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2018, and played his last Test in Hamilton against New Zealand in February 2019.
“It’s a huge blow as we wanted to prepare him for the upcoming Test series by providing him a platform to bowl longer spells during the four-day matches against Afghanistan A,” said chief selector Minhajul Abedin.
Bangladesh will travel to India India for two Tests in Indore and Kolkata in November, before three Twenty 20 Internationals.