The launch of Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal on Tuesday (18 September) indicated that he might miss home against Zimbabwe, with the possibility of undergoing surgery if his recovery does not go as expected. The left-hander, who suffered a broken wrist in the opening game against Sri Lanka, returned home from Dubai and hopes his injury is not critical.
“In the last update from England, the doctor said that I do not need surgery at the moment, but the first week is very critical as there will be an X-ray next week,” Tamim told reporters at the airport after his return. And if they realize that healing works well, that will not be a problem. And when we see the healing taking turns, I need surgery. But right now I do not need anything. ”
If Tamim needs surgery, he’ll probably miss the Zimbabwe series, which starts on October 21st. The BCB doctor said that such surgery is likely to exclude him from rehabilitation for at least four to six weeks.
Tamim got a slap on his wrist in the second part of Bangladesh’s innings when he was hit by a short shipment from Suranga Lakmal. He was immediately taken to a hospital for examination and was seen on his return to the ground with a noose around his left arm. But the opener baffled when Bangladesh lost the ninth wicket after 229 runs. He made a hole in his glove to fasten his taped wrist and slapped his hand as he faced a delivery to return the blow to Mushfiqur Rahim in a 32-man partnership.
Tamim, on the other hand, was disappointed that he had missed the rest of the Asian Cup, especially as he was in good form ahead of the tournament. He had three fifty plus scores, including two centuries, in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies, and accumulated 95 runs in two T20Is.
Honestly, I personally had high hopes for the Asian Cup. And if I’m in the middle of a tournament (home) after the first game does not look good, I’m very disappointed. But I could not control this injury. Now it’s my duty to get down as fast as possible, “Tamim said.
“If you’re in good shape, you want to play as much as possible, and I have very high hopes, but if I keep thinking about it, I’m sure it will not help me, I have to look ahead and come back by I follow the doctor’s rules, “he added.