The veteran opener, Tamim Iqbal, will miss the second test match of the series against South Africa. Due to his thigh injury, he will not be a part of the test match in Bloemfontein.
During the warm-up match between Bangladesh and CSA Invitation XI, Tamim Iqbal retired hurt after feeling slight niggle on his thigh. However, team management declared him fit for the first test where the batsman scored 39 and a duck.
A scan, after the first test, showed a grade one tear. The Bangladesh management is hoping that their key player recovers before the ODI series. The ODI series will begin on October 15 after the second test match is over. Soumya Sarkar is likely to replace the opener in the second test along with Imrul Kayes. In the first test, South Africa completely dominated Bangladesh as they won by 333 runs. The second test is commencing on October 6.
Along with Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh are also missing the services of their best player, Shakib-Al-Hasan. Shakib has taken a sabbatical from test cricket for six months because of his hectic schedule. With that, Bangladesh are minus their two highest run-getters which is a huge blow to them. 2013 was the last time when Bangladesh played without Tamim and Shakib.
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