Tamim Iqbal    AFP
Tamim Iqbal AFP

There were concerns in the Bangladesh camp when Tamim Iqbal went through a scan to know the extent of the thigh injury he picked up during the practice game versus South Africa’s Invitation XI in Benoni. Nonetheless, the left-hander should be available for the first Test versus South Africa, starting next week, asserted team physio Thihan Chandramohan. Bangladesh will play two Tests in the African nation which will be followed by a short limited overs series.

Tamim felt discomfort in his right thigh while batting in the practice game, and was forced to retire hurt in the fifth over of the three-day clash. There were speculations over his availability for the series opener versus South Africa when he did not come out to bat the following day. Nonetheless, Chandramohan has put an end to all speculations. He also spoke about Soumya Sarkar who hurt his shoulders while fielding.

Chandramohan stated, “Tamim Iqbal got a minor muscle injury while batting. He looks pretty good. He will train normally this week and should be available for Test match. Soumya jarred his shoulder while fielding. Its just precautionary that we kept him out of the field today but he will train normally this week.”