Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ruled out of the Asia Cup after fracturing his wrist

Waseem Ahmed 18:36 15/09/2018
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Tamim Iqbal had to retire hurt in the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh’s injury woes deepened on Saturday with opener Tamim Iqbal being ruled out of the remainder of the Asia Cup after fracturing his wrist.

The left-hander had come into the tournament nursing a bruised finger and things went from bad to worse in Bangladesh’s Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka in Dubai.

After Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat first, Lasith Malinga struck twice in the very first over by removing Liton Das and Shakib Al Hasan.

In the second over of the innings, Tamim was struck on the wrist by a Suranga Lakmal delivery and was attended to by the team’s medical staff after going down in pain.

Unable to continue, the Bangladesh opener had to retire hurt.

The 29-year-old was immediately sent to the hospital for scans with a fractured wrist being the result.

The setback is set to sideline the batsman for at least six weeks and he will play no further part in the tournament for Bangladesh.

The opener’s injury adds to Bangladesh’s woes with star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also nursing a finger injury in the tournament. Spinner Nazmul Hossain is also carrying an injury on his bowling arm.

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