Bangladesh’s batsman Tamim Iqbal will not be a part of the team in the upcoming New Zealand tour as his thumb injury needs to be recovered soon. The opener suffered through injury when he was playing in the Everest Premier League for his side Bhairahawa Gladiators in Nepal in October.
Tamim had consulted a physician who has advised him complete one-month bedrest that will result in Iqbal missing the NZ Tour.
“He (Tamim) met the physician and they have advised him to take a one-month rest though he won’t require any surgery. In that case, he’s missing the New Zealand tour.”
The injury was a minor fracture that took 3 weeks then, but now receding the chances of surgery doctors have advised him a month’s rest.
Bangladesh’s 11-men squad for the 1st Test against NZ is :
Mominul Haque (capt), Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Abu Jayed, Yasir Ali, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Shakib Al Hasan.
Tamim also missed the home series against Australia and NZ and even the T20 WC due to his knee injury that took place with surgery too. His last gameshow was against Sri Lanka where he played the ODI series and the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier Division T20 League. He suffered the injury during the Zimbabwe tour and was followed by knee surgery.