Bangladesh team have suffered a setback ahead of their one-off Test match against Zimbabwe after senior player and opener Tamim Iqbal has been said to be in doubt for the encounter. This was confirmed by coach Russell Domingo, who said the player has not recovered from his knee injury.
On the other hand, he had some good news about Mushfiqur Rahim who had been struggling with his finger injury and is on track to be included in the playing XI for the one-off Test. And Domingo is “pretty confident” that he will play in the game.
We Are Still Not 100% Sure About Tamim Iqbal; Mushfiqur Rahim Is Pretty Confident That He Will Be Fit To Play: Russell Domingo
Bangladesh head coach Russell Domingo updated about the injury status of Tamim Iqbal and mentioned that he is not sure that Iqbal would be 100% fit for the match, but was happy that Mushfiqur Rahim was on his way to full fitness and confident of playing the one-off Test against Zimbabwe.
“We are still not 100% sure about Tamim. There’s still a lot of doubt regarding him. I think a decision will be made in the near future. Mushfiqur is pretty confident that he will be fit to play. He has done his rehab really well. Everything seems to be on track. I am pretty confident that he will play,” Domingo was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.
Shakib Al Hasan Looks Really Hungry To Play Tests Again: Russell Domingo
The Bangladesh head coach was extremely happy with Shakib Al Hasan’s renewed energy and focus as the all-rounder returns to the Test side having missed the Sri Lanka Test series in April.
“Shakib looks really hungry to play Tests again. The thing that’s always the key with big players is their desire and attitude when they come into a Test series. It is great to have him back. He balances the side really well. He bats in the top six, and he is a frontline bowler. He is what every international team is looking for, so it is really pleasing to have him back. He has brought really good energy and attitude on this tour as well,” Domingo said.
After the one-off Test, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will lock horns in a three-match ODIs series, starting July 16. The three-match T20I series between the two sides will begin on July 23.