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Tamim Iqbal was ruled out from the T20I series following a knee injury

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Tamim Iqbal is set to miss the upcoming three T20I’s against Zimbabwe following a knee injury and he is advised to take an eight-week break.

Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal is going for an eight-week break to recover from his injury and will also miss the upcoming T20 series against Zimbabwe. Due to his injury, he will also miss the upcoming T20 series against Australia and New Zealand at home.

During the tour of Sri Lanka, he suffered a knee injury. He played 11 matches in the T20 Dhaka Premier league but due to his injury, he couldn’t continue with the tournament, and ultimately, he left it.

After Dr. David Young’s recommendation, Tamim is going on an eight-week break to recover from his injury. In October this year, he is likely to get back in action against England.

“Tamim will head back home after the ODI series [against Zimbabwe] along with Mehidy Hasan and Taijul Islam. Tamim has been asked to rest for around two months for which he will not be available for the series against Australia and New Zealand,”

said the chief of the national selection panel Minhajul Abedin to the media on Tuesday.

“We have to keep players in quarantine for ten days ahead of the Australia series bio-bubble. We want to have as many options as possible as we won’t be able to call up players from outside the bio-bubble.”

“I was not showing but I was going through a lot of pain. I can continue with this injury but if it aggravates then I can lose about 7-8 months of cricket. I don’t think I should take that risk. If I do my rehab properly then I hope to be fine before the T20 WC,”

Tamim said.

“It was challenging but I have been in good rhythm while batting in Tests or ODIs. I am happy to win the series but we can play better as a team. I am sure we still have 12 to 13 games before the next ICC World Cup and those matches are very important as we want to go to the next World Cup we have to be a complete team,”

he concluded. 

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