Bangladesh receive a major blow ahead of the two-match Test series against South Africa as the the successful batsman of the side in recent times, Tamim Iqbal is in doubt for the opening match of the series after after picking up a thigh injury on the first day of Tigers’ tour match against a South African Invitation XI. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রথম টেস্টে তামিমকে নিয়ে শঙ্কা!]
The Southpaw felt discomfort in his right thigh muscle after taking off for a quick single, and was forced to retire hurt with a thigh muscle injury in the fifth over of the three-day match at Willowmoore Park on Thursday (September 21).
As a result, the opener was scheduled to have a scan to determine the extent of that thigh injury. According to Cricbuzz, a Bangladesh media liaison has confirmed them that they expect to receive the results from the scan “in the next 24 hours.
However, despite his absence, Tigers enjoyed the upper hand on the first day of their only warm- up match, posting 306 for 7 on the back of half- centuries by Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman.
It should be mentioned, the Mushfiqur Rahim side is already without leading all- rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is being rested from the two-Test series against South Africa.
– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com