A fractured wrist has ruled <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tamim-iqbal/">Tamim Iqbal</a> out of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/asia-cup-2018-200946/">Asia Cup 2018</a>, Bangladesh team manager <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/khaled-mahmud/">Khaled Mahmud</a> confirmed on Monday. The left-handed opener took a blow to his left wrist off the bowling of Suranga Lakmal, while batting during the Asia Cup opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>The 29-year-old is likely to be out of action for at least six weeks. <p></p> <p></p>"He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for the next three to four weeks," team manager Mahmud told <em>AFP</em> from Dubai. <p></p> <p></p>Tamim had sustained an injury to his right hand s index finger during a fielding drill while Bangladesh s top two players <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shakib-al-hasan/">Shakib Al Hasan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mushfiqur-rahim/">Mushfiqur Rahim</a> are also not 100 per cent fit. <p></p> <p></p>After being taken off the ground, Tamim returned to bat in the 47th over when Bangladesh has lost their ninth wicket in Mustafizur Rahman. With a heavily strapped wrist Tamim took guard, holding the bat with his right hand. He faced just one delivery and then left it for Rahim who had scored a century for a late blitz as he hammered 32 runs after Tamim s re-entry. <p></p> <p></p>Tamim was disappointed his Asia Cup was coming to a premature end as he had high expectations from the tournament. "I had a lot of high hopes with the Asia Cup and I was overcome with emotions at that moment. I felt that if by playing this one ball the team can get five or 10 runs, it d help the team. I thought that if I had to play one ball, then why not? " the opener had told <em>ESPNcricinfo</em>.