Injury scare for Tamim during practice

Rabiul Islam from London
Published : 19:30, May 31, 2019 | Updated : 19:39, May 31, 2019

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal felt some discomfort during their practice season in London. PHOTO/Md ManikBangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has sustained an injury scare as the left-handed opener got hurt in his left hand while a practice session at the Kennigton Oval Cricket Ground in London on Friday (May 31).
“No update on Tamim right now as he has been kept under observation. Whether a scan is necessary would be known later in the day,” Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh told the media at the Oval after the incident.
Team manager Khaled Mahmud echoed the coach saying “It’s too early to call on Tamim’s injury at the moment.”
Mahmud said Tamim is feeling alright and informed that there is no need to scan at his hand at the moment.
“But as a precaution we will do a scan on his left hand today,” said the Tigers’ team manager.
Selector Habibul Bashar, who is accompanying the team, also said "It's too early to say anything specific but we will have an x-ray and if there is a fracture, then he won't be available (for the match against South Africa).
“But if that is not the case, then we can hope he will be available for the opening game," Bashar was quoted bu Cricbuzz as saying.
Meantime, Bangladesh team is worried over the fitness of Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmudullah, who have been troubled by hamstring, calf and shoulder issues respectively.
Tamim was rested for the practice match against India at Cardiff this week due to slight muscle spasm while Mahmudullah did not bowl due to shoulder problem.
Rubel Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan have also been laid low by niggles.
Bangladesh will play against South Africa in their opening game on Jun 2 at The Oval.