Rangpur Riders have suffered from a massive blow as they have lost their man in form Alex Hales to a shoulder injury that sustained during the game against Rajshahi Kings. He is considered to be the main man for the team as he helped Rangpur Riders to secure their place into the playoffs with his innings. The team had lost six games but then had a great turnaround in the latter half of the Bangladesh Premier League 2019. BPL 2019 Points Table: Chittagong Vikings Qualify for Bangladesh Premier League Playoffs, Dhaka Dynamites Drop to 5th Place.
He scored 85 not out, 100, 55 and 33 respectively, thus helping the team to win four consecutive matches. However, due to an injury, he will no longer be a part of the team. Tom Moody, the coach of the Rangpur Riders made an announcement of the same on Thursday during the nets session. Hales will be flying back to London to get a special opinion on the injury. ''We got the news last night and he required going back to London to have some specialist opinion on his left shoulder,'' said Moody.
''He hurt his left shoulder last game during his batting and not in fielding and the English Cricket Board requested that he get some further advice and get an MRI and scan,'' he said. Moody also admitted that Hales played a pivotal role in the team. ''Unfortunately that's the end of his tournament with us and obviously, he had a significant impact and great value to us,'' he further said.