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Tamim still uncertain for second Test

 Sports Desk :: sports-desk

 Published: 04:43 PM, 26 November 2018   Updated: 04:43 PM, 26 November 2018



Left-hand opener Tamim Iqbal is still uncertain in the second Test against visiting West Indies. The southpaw still could not start batting against pace bowling. On the other hand, Imrul Kayes is also uncertain with the shoulder injury. As a result, rookie Sadman Islam may open the innings with Soumya Sarkar in Dhaka test which will kick off on November 30.

Tamim falls into injury while playing  Asia Cup and he had to return against the Windies. But he could not play in the Chattogram Test for a new muscle injury. Tamim, however, expressed hope that he can return in second Test. But he could not recover as expected. So, the left-hand opener is uncertain for Mirpur Test.

Chief selector Minhazul Abedin on Sunday said to media about Tamim, "We have not received full updates from physio yet. As far as I know that he is quickly overcome the injury. Hopefully, if he could not play the second Test, then he will able to play in the one-day series. "

BCB doctors, however, do not want to give their opinion right now. While there is uncertainty about Tamim's return to the Mirpur Test, there is no possibility of playing Imrul Kayes. The left-handed opener got his shoulder injury during the first Test in Chattogram. A reliable source of BCB said that Imrul will not play in the Mirpur Test starting on November 30. Sadman Islam can be opened in his place.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug