Left-handed opening batsman of Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal himself is not confident about playing the first Test match against South Africa on 28th September.
He was forced to retire hurt with a thigh muscle injury after facing just 13 balls on the first day of his team’s three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park on Thursday (September 21).
The physician and other stuffs of Bangladesh team tried heart and soul to help him to recover from that pain but it was not enough. As a result, he had a scan to determine the extent of that thigh injury on Friday.
However, Bangladesh team have already got the report of that scan and it is not a good one for them. It has been learnt that there is a grade 1 tear in his injured place and so he may need 7 to 10 days to recover from that.
While talking to Kaler Kontho, Tamim has confirmed that the probability of watching him in the first Test is 50-50 and he will need minimum 5-7 days to be recovered completely.
Bangladesh are already without leading all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is being rested from the two-Test series against South Africa.