When it comes to Bangladesh team, the two names Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal has always been in the top for the nation. They were in the team during the ups and downs, victories and disappointments. They guided their team, rescued them from positions that were worse than ever. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: সাকিব-তামিমকে ছাড়াই মাঠে নামছে বাংলাদেশ]
This duo will not be available for the first time since last 4 years when Bangladesh will take on against South Africa on Friday in their 2nd Test. In the last 4 years, at least one of them were always present in the team.
But this time it wont be happening as Tamim has been ruled out from the 2nd Test due to injury. The left hand opener played the first test with injury and the doctor said he shouldn’t risk himself in the 2nd test.
On the other hand, Shakib has took a short term break from Test cricket and that’s why he won’t he available in the 2nd test too.
There is a hope of glimpse for Bangladesh that Tamim will play in the ODI series and Shakib has already took his flight to South Africa to play the ODI and the T20 series. He is also the new T20 captain.
Bangladesh struggled in every department in the absence of Shakib in the previous test and they lacked the attitude which the number one all rounder in the world brings to the team.
With Tamim missing who’s in red hot form since the last couple of years, Mushfiqur and his men are in with a tough task in their hand at Bloemfontein.