Bangladesh cricket team have passed a long cricketing season starting from September 2016 to June 2017 including domestic and international cricket. This long season has caused fitness problems to some of the players.
Opener Tamim Iqbal has been in splendid form throughout the season. He registered three ODI centuries and a Test century in the period. He scored a heavily for Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy too. After smashing 128 against England in the opening match, he hammered 95 versus Australia and 70 against India in semi-final.
The left-hander amassed 293 runs in the tournament and is picked in ICC’s Team of the Tournament. After all those hard work, he is now facing cramp in his legs. Moreover, he received an offer from Essex Eagles to play in NatWest T20 Blast.
National team physio Debashish Chowdhury has informed that the long season has had effected the cricketers.
“Tamim and some other cricketers have back pain and knee injury issues. I think these are the part of game. They have to play the game with managing these issues,” he told Channel 24.
Bangladesh will have a two-month break before the Australia series starts. A camp is supposed to be held from July ahead of two Tests which will start on August 27.
Debashish believes that the long break will pump the Tigers up mentally.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com