Dhaka – Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who is currently recovering from a side strain, may make his return to international cricket with the one-day series against West Indies, expects Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director Akram Khan.
“Tamim is trying his best to reach the highest level of fitness, and the team physio and doctors are also looking after him. We hope Tamim can make a return to the international cricket with the one-day series against West Indies,” Akram Khan told reporters on Tuesday.
Bangladesh’s best opener Tamim Iqbal last played for the country during the Asia Cup in UAE. He got injuries in his left wrist during the tournament opener against Sri Lanka while facing a bouncer of Suranga Lakmal. The match is still memorable for Tamim’s heroics by facing a ball with one hand at the end of the innings to accompany Mushfiqur Rahim after the fall of the ninth wicket.
The left-handed opener was forced to leave the field immediately after opening the innings, and later a scan suggested that he suffered a fractured on his wrist. Tamim’s injury came as a big blow for the Tigers as he never got a place in the team during the Asia Cup.
Tamim faced another obstacle while attending a training session prior to the first Test of West Indies series as he got a side strain, and which made further delay for Tamim to make a comeback.
After the ongoing Test series, Bangladesh and West Indies will fight to prove their limited-overs prowess. The one-day international series will take place from 9th December with a day-night affair in Mirpur, with the remaining two matches are scheduled to be played on 11 and 14 December.
Right after the one-dayers, both teams will fight in a three-match T20Is series. While the first T20I will be played in Sylhet International Stadium on December 17, the other twos will take place in Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on 20 and 22 December.Bangladesh beat host West Indies in the previous two limited-over series in July this year.UNB