Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Tamim eyes Pakistan Tests for comeback. Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is all set to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan at home
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is all set to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan at home
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is all set to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan at home as he is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket with the fifth round of National Cricket League, country's traditional first-class tournament, slated from November 14, in order to ready himself for the two-match Test series that follows.
Pakistan are due to tour Bangladesh later in November, following the ongoing T20 WC, for three T20Is and two Tests that will be part of the ongoing World Test Championship cycle.
Tamim, who made himself unavailable from the global event, attempted a comeback at the Everest Premier League but suffered a fresh injury blow with a fracture to his left thumb that sidelined him yet again.
Tamim sat with the BCB medical team on Sunday (October 31) to assess his condition and it was decided that he will start batting practice against spin from November 7 and later move on to do full-fledged batting sessions.
“I met the doctor and they have advised me to start my batting from November 7 against spin and now I am eyeing to play in the fifth round of NCL,” Tamim told Cricbuzz on Sunday. “Haven't yet [fully] recovered from the thumb injury [but] I have completed three weeks of rehabilitation and there is one more week to go before I can start batting again.”
Bangladesh's T20I squad is expected to start their preparation on November 12 for the three matches that are scheduled on November 19, 20 and 22. The Test series will begin at Tamim's homeground in Chattogram from November 26-30 while the series concluding Test will be played in Dhaka from December 4-8.
Tamim, who made himself unavailable from the ongoing T20 WC, wanted to pave way for the youngsters considering he was not taking part in the shortest format quite regularly in the recent past. He had already missed the two home series – against Australia and New Zealand – both of which the hosts won.