Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Hosts sweat over Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim's fitness ahead of 1st T20I

Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Tamim Iqbal have added to Bangladesh's injury woes ahead of their first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Thursday.

AFP, February 14, 2018

Dhaka: Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Tamim Iqbal have added to Bangladesh's injury woes ahead of their first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Thursday.

File image of Tamim Iqbal. Reuters

File image of Tamim Iqbal. Reuters

Tamim complained of muscle pain in his left arm and Mushfiqur did not train on Wednesday because of a wrist injury.

Bangladesh selectors have added batsman Mohammad Mithun to the squad as cover.

"Tamim felt some pain in his bicep all of sudden yesterday. This is why we are still waiting to decide our combination," stand-in skipper Mahmudullah said on Wednesday.

"There are also some concerns about Mushfiqur as he has niggles on his wrist. But we hope he will be alright."

Bangladesh are without regular captain Shakib Al Hasan, who failed to recover from a finger injury sustained during the tri-series one-day tournament final in January.

The final T20 of the two-match series will be played in Sylhet on Sunday.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the tri-series final, before winning the Test series 1-0.

Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Hyderabad
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Kolkata
14 8 6 0 16
4
Rajasthan
14 7 7 0 14
5
Mumbai
14 6 8 0 12
6
Bangalore
14 6 8 0 12
7
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
8
Delhi
14 5 9 0 10




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3499 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5257 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Australia 3327 104
6 Pakistan 3279 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2990 130
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114