Bangladesh’s left-handed opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal who has been struggling with his muscle injury won’t play in today’s practice match against South Africa Invitational XI.
While talking to the media on Wednesday, Chief Selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the team manager of Tigers for this South Africa tour, Minhajul Abedin Nannu has said that Tamim is not fully fit yet and thus he won’t be available for today’s match.
During the only warm-up match before the two-test series, Tiger opener got hurt and suffered a Grade 1 Tear in his left-leg’s muscle although he played the first Test match in Potchefstroom. But he got hurt in the same place at that match which excluded him from the 2nd Test’s playing XI.
However, Tamim has started to regain his fitness and batted for a while in nets on yesterday but he couldn’t continue his batting session for a longer period. He is still not fully fit and there is still some pain in his leg.
Bangladesh team desperately need him in the ODI series and so they are not thinking of taking any risk. As a result, the aggressive opening batsman won’t play in today’s match.
Tigers will play only one practice match before the 3-match ODI series which will be started from 2.00 (BD Time) today.