Saturday, November 16, 2019 | ePaper

Tamim Iqbal unlikely in T20 series in India

  • Print




Bangladesh Opener Tamim Iqbal's return to International cricket is likely to be delayed as he suffered a muscle strain on the right side of the rib.
The injury also forced him to sit out from the second round of the National Cricket League (NCL) in which his side Chattogram Division is playing against Barishal Division at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium.
A BCB physician said the opener needs seven-day rest for the time being after which he will be assessed to check if he is fit enough to play cricket.  "Tamim got the blow on his right rib. It's a muscle strain. For the time being he has been advised to rest for seven days," BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said here on Thursday.
Dr. Chowdhury, however, didn't reveal whether Tamim could be the part of the national team in Bangladesh's three-match T20 series and two-match Test series in the next month.
Bangladesh will start the India tour with T20 series and the first match is on November 3 at Delhi.
"I don't think it would affect his tour but after recovering from the injury, he needs to be assessed further and then he needs to gain his match fitness, a thing that the team management will determine," he added.
The first Test in on November 14 and by the time Tamim is expected to be completely fit.
Tamim took a short break from the cricket following his poor performance in World Cup and the subsequent three-match ODI series in Sri Lanka in which he also leads the side in absence of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.
He returned to competitive cricket with the NCL and in the first round he made 30 and 46 runs in two innings against Dhaka Metro.
He was also due to play the second round and was heading to Fatullah, but he had to sit out the game because of enormous pain.

More News For this Category

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

BSS, Indore :Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed an eye-catching double century, which his second in just eight match, as India kept them in a position of utter dominance against a

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

BSS, Indore :Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed an eye-catching double century, which his second in just eight match, as India kept them in a position of utter dominance against a

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

Agarwal double ton flays listless Tigers

BSS, Indore :Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed an eye-catching double century, which his second in just eight match, as India kept them in a position of utter dominance against a

Bangladesh thrash Hong Kong in Emerging Teams Asia Cup

Bangladesh made a flying start to their Emerging Teams Asia Cup journey, crushing Hong Kong by nine wickets at BKSP cricket ground on Thursday.Pacer Sumon Khan and batsman Soumya Sarkar

Ashwin becomes joint-fastest with 250 wickets at home

Ashwin becomes joint-fastest with 250 wickets at home

Ravichandran Ashwin achieves yet another feat in red-ball cricket with his 250th Test wicket at home. The 33-year-old equalled former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan's record to become the joint-fastest

Cameron Bancroft recalled to Australia Test squad

Cameron Bancroft recalled to Australia Test squad

Australia's selectors have handed a surprise recall to batsman Cameron Bancroft for the upcoming two-Test series against Pakistan.Opener Sam Burns also returns to the squad but Usman Khawaja and Marcus

Pooran suspended for four games for ball- tampering

Pooran suspended for four games for ball- tampering

West Indies player Nicholas Pooran has been handed four suspension points after admitting breaching level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the

India counts Mustafiz when his spot is under threat

India counts Mustafiz when his spot is under threat

BSS, Indore :When India captain Virat Kohli rated left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman as their threat, Bangladesh looked in dilemma whether to include him in the first XI for the

Kohli hints at three-seamer strategy for 1st Test

Kohli hints at three-seamer strategy for 1st Test

India skipper Virat Kohli, who will be back at the helm of the team as they start the Test series against Bangladesh in Indore today, said that the home team

Mithun hopes Bangladesh can draw confidence from T20I win ahead of Test series

Mithun hopes Bangladesh can draw confidence from T20I win ahead of Test series

Bangladesh wicket-keeper Mohammad Mithun wants his team to show consistency across sessions, ahead of the two-Test series against India, starting with the first game today at Indore's Holkar Stadium.To that