Tamim sustained the injury during the three-dayer warm-up in Benoni. He was retired hurt in the first innings. However, the pain was tolerable which made him play the first Test in Potchefstroom.
Tamim was out of the field on day two afternoon. After Faf du Plessis made a sudden declaration in the first innings, the southpaw opener was forced to stay out the time he spent off the field. He came to bat at number five in the first innings and scored 39. He was dismissed for a duck in the second innings.
Tamim’s grade 1 tear preliminarily pulled him out of the second Test. He had gone through scans in Potchefstroom and then went for another scan report in Bloemfontein.
Bangladesh chief selector and currently acting as a team manager, Minhajul Abedin Nannu has informed that the team management will be waiting for the opener till the last moment.
“We are still hoping for Tamim to play. We will wait till the last moment,” Minhajul told on Wednesday.
Grade 1 tear usually takes four weeks to heal. If Tamim takes rest for 10-12 days, he could be able to play the ODI series, which starts from October 15.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com