Tamim Iqbal A Doubt For ODI Tri-Series
Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is an injury doubt for his side's upcoming One-Day International tri-series with India and Sri Lanka.
Left-hander Iqbal fractured his hand during a One-Day International against Zimbabwe in November and although he was advised to rest, until December, he has continued to play cricket and aggravated the injury.
A statement from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) explained:
"Despite these clear verbal and written instructions, for unclear reasons Tamim had tried batting on a number of occasions, both before and after he was diagnosed with a fracture.
"After every time (batting), he complained of increased pain, swelling, and an inability to adequately grip the bat, let alone bat with comfort or competence.
"This ongoing aggravation and re-injury will delay Tamim's recovery, and could give him long term issues with the wrist.
"As such, there is now some doubt as to his ability to return to fitness by the next international duties in early January."
Tamim has played 66 ODIs for his country, scoring 1864 runs at the top of the order at 28.24 with two centuries and 11 half-centuries.
The tri-series begins on 4th January when Bangladesh play Sri Lanka in Mirpur.
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