BANGLADESH TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, 2019
Atif Azam • Final up to date on Thu, 14 Mar, 2019, 08:47 PM
Mushfiqur’s return lends stability to the Bangladesh batting order © Getty
In what comes as a recent blow for Bangladesh, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has aggravated his groin damage throughout a follow session on Thursday (March 14). The severity of the damage couldn’t be decided however Bangladesh shall be sweating over his availability for the ultimate Take a look at in opposition to New Zealand, which begins on March 16.
Cricbuzz has learnt that Tamim left the follow session in Christchurch halfway with lot of discomfort. “We are able to solely take a call relating to him after assessing his situation tomorrow,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan instructed Cricbuzz. “He was feeling ache within the groin whereas participating within the fielding drill on the follow session and determined not to participate any additional within the coaching session. We’re simply hoping that he can get better on time as there may be nonetheless a while left earlier than the second Take a look at.”
Tamim, who performed the second Take a look at with a slight niggle, is probably not risked for the final sport – which is a useless rubber – with the staff administration involved that an aggravation of the damage might have an effect on his World Cup preparations.
In the meantime, chief selector Minhajul Abedin expressed his confidence over the provision of Mushfiqur Rahim. The skilled cricketer, who missed the primary two Exams attributable to a wrist damage, has made ample restoration, based on Minhajul. “We’re assured about his [Mushfiqur’s] availability,” mentioned Minhajul. “In response to the report that we now have obtained he had recovered sufficiently to play the final Take a look at.”
Mushfiqur has been battling a spate of accidents through the New Zealand tour. The 31-year-old picked up a rib damage through the second ODI in opposition to New Zealand final month and went on to play the third sport regardless of scans revealing a damaged rib. He additionally picked up a aspect pressure earlier than the wrist damage that saved him out of the primary two Exams.