Thigh injury sidelines Sidebottom

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Ryan Sidebottom

Ryan Sidebottom injured his right thigh during Sunday's victory in the first ODI

England seamer Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of the final match of the one-day series against Bangladesh and will be reassessed ahead of the Test leg of the tour.

Sidebottom hurt his right thigh in the first ODI on Sunday and was replaced for today’s second match by spinner James Tredwell.

He has no chance of being fit for duty in the series finale in Chittagong on Friday but England medical staff will check on the Nottinghamshire left-armer before the start of two-match Test series, which begins a week on Friday.

An ECB spokesman said: “Ryan sustained an injury to his right thigh in Sunday’s game which led him to be ruled out for the one-day series.

“He will be reassessed over the coming days to determine his availability for the Test series.”

England have Liam Plunkett and Ajmal Shahzad in reserve for the third ODI, while the attack will be bolstered by Durham paceman Graham Onions for the longer format.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series to be with his ill mother.

Mortaza was replaced in the side by seamer Rubel Hossain for Tuesday’s second match in Mirpur. All-rounder Nasir Hossain has been added to the squad in his place.

The Tigers’ leading fast bowler, Mortaza was able to bowl just six overs on his comeback from injury on Sunday.

Bangladesh chairman of selectors Rafiqul Alam said: “Mortaza has informed us and cricket operations that he has to be by the side of his ailing mother and therefore was withdrawing himself from the rest of the ODI series.”

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