Tamim Iqbal left the practice session midway with lot of discomfort. @ AFP/Getty Images

Tamim Iqbal has aggravated his groin injury during a practice session on Thursday and remains doubtful to feature for Bangladesh in the third Test against New Zealand at Christchurch which begins on Saturday.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, Tamim left the practice session midway with lot of discomfort. “We can only take a decision regarding him after assessing his condition tomorrow,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan said.

“He was feeling pain in the groin while taking part in the fielding drill at the practice session and decided not to take part any further in the training session. We are just hoping that he can recover on time as there is still some time left before the third Test.” (ALSO READ: Kane Williamson misses New Zealand training, unlikely for third Test)

With the three-match series already over after New Zealand romped to an innings and 12-run win in the second Test, Bangladesh may not risk Tamim, who played the second Test with a slight niggle, as any further damage to his groin may affect his ICC World Cup 2019 preparations.

Meanwhile, Mushfiqur Rahim, who missed the first two Tests due to a wrist injury, has been given the green signal by chief selector Minhajul Abedin.

“We are confident about his [Mushfiqur’s] availability. According to the report that we have received he had recovered sufficiently to play the last Test,” said Minhajul. (ALSO READ: Difficult but anything is possible: Tamim Iqbal)

Mushfiqur has had to battle with many injuries of late. He picked up a rib injury during the second ODI against New Zealand last month and went on to play the third game despite scans revealing a broken rib.