Tamim Iqbal nears injury return and eyes Bangladesh comeback in ODIs against Windies

Waseem Ahmed 10:55 02/12/2018
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Nearing full fitness - Tamim Iqbal.

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is all set to make his return from an injury layoff in his side’s upcoming ODI series against the West Indies.

The left-hander has been sidelined ever since he fractured his wrist in Bangladesh’s campaign during the Asia Cup in September.

Tamim sustained the blow in Bangladesh’s campaign opener against Sri Lanka and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the tournament.

The 29-year-old was initially slated to make his return in the ongoing Test series but a side strain he picked up during a training session last month put paid to those hopes.

The Bangladesh star is now hopeful of featuring in the upcoming three-match ODI series between the two sides after he was named in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI which will take on the tourists in a practice game on December 6.

Tamim had fractured his wrist in the Asia Cup.

Tamim had fractured his wrist in the Asia Cup.

“If everything goes well I should be available from the beginning of the ODIs against West Indies. But before that I am looking forward to play the practice game at BKSP,” Tamim was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Tamim is part of a strong BCB XI squad which also features ODI skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar among others.

The three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and the Windies gets under way on December 9 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The ODIs will be followed by three T20s.

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