Tamim Iqbal has recovered from knee injury which ruled him out of cricket for two months. He is feeling way fitter than before. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ তামিমের চোখ ইনিংসের প্রথম ৬ ওভারে]
Tamim did not play any competitive cricket since Pakistan Super League. He missed the final of the tournament as well. After recovering from injury, he joined Bangladesh’s training session ahead of Afghanistan series.
The left-handed dashing opener has lost weight and got stronger. He is currently satisfied with his fitness level.
“At this moment you can say… (best fitness in career). My fitness is better than before. Everything is okay. I can still make improvement because our team has some guys, who I have to work very hard to get their level. If you talk about past six months, I’m at a better position,” he told media at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Bangladesh players divided into two teams to play a warm-up match among themselves at the home of cricket. Tamim was excited to return to playing cricket after a long time.
“Definitely very excited as I was at rehab for about two months. I’ll play today’s practice match. I hope I’ve recovered from injury,” he said.
“I think I have ticked every box in the fitness column. And as far as strength is concerned, I’m now feeling better than before.”
Tamim is expected to leave Dhaka tonight for London. He will join ICC World XI to play a charity match against Windies at Lord’s on May 31. He is the only Bangladeshi in Eoin Morgan-led XI.