The one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to start on June 10 at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah, but things do not look bright for the home team as their captain Mushfiqur Rahim's participation is still in doubt.
Mushfiqur Rahim injured his finger in their last series against Pakistan and is yet not recovered fully.
If the skipper fails to find a place in the team against India, Bangladesh will miss their star player badly as he is one of the most experienced players having played 45 Test matches for the side.
It is Bangladesh team physio Bayjedul Islam Khan who is keeping close tabs on Rahman's injury recovery. He stated that the player may have improved to some extent, but his swelling and pain in the finger has not gone away completely.
But these days we have seen players play along with their injury if the match is of utmost importance taking painkillers, which might help remain fit and in a better shape as well.
BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury feels that players play through pain nowadays, but is not sure if he will don the wicketkeeping role as well.
"It's nothing new that a player plays through pain and Mushfiqur may play, but it will fully depend on him whether he continues wicketkeeping. I think everything will be clear within next two or three days," thedailystar.net quoted BCB physician Debashis Chowdhury as saying.
The skipper is an integral part of the team and will not mind to give up his wicketkeeping role and lead the team with the willow in his hand. He may not have been in the best of form in white clothing, but, he is one of the best batsmen in the team and can prove to be India's headache if he is amongst the runs.
But to bring a smile upon the faces of the Bangaldeshi cricket fans, the skipper was seen batting on the nets, which are signs that the player is gradually getting back to fitness.
Apart from one Test match, Bangladesh will host India for three ODIs as well. The Indian board has already announced a strong squad for the series.