Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal suffers thigh injury ahead of two-Test series against South Africa

Tamim, a veteran of 51 Tests and the team's all-time leading run-scorer, made five runs before leaving the field in the fifth over.

AFP, Sep, 22 2017

Benoni: Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal 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.

Bangladesh, after winning the toss, declared at 306 for seven. The Invitation XI were 21 for one at the close.

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the first day of the second test cricket match against Australia in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

File image of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal. AP

Tamim, a veteran of 51 Tests and the team's all-time leading run-scorer, made five runs before leaving the field in the fifth over.

Team manager Minhazul Nanna said the batsman had suffered a strained right thigh muscle. He left the field as a precaution and his condition would be assessed on Friday following a scan.

Bangladesh are already without leading all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is being rested from the two-Test series against South Africa which starts next Thursday.

Mominul Haque, captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman made half-centuries for the tourists but Mahmudullah, who is hoping to make a comeback to the Test side after being dropped earlier this year, was out first ball to 19-year-old fast bowler Michael Cohen, who took four for 23.

Scores in brief: Bangladeshis 306-7 declared (Soumya Sarkar 43, Imrul Kayes 34, Mominul Haque 68, Mushfiqur Rahim 63, Sabbir Rahman 58 not out; Michael Cohen 4-23). SA Invitation XI 21-1.

Published Date: Sep 22, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017




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