Bangladesh talisman batsman Tamim Iqbal is a doubtful starter for their opening match against South Africa which will take place at Kennington Oval, London on June 2. Tamim has suffered an injury on the practice on Friday. The left-handed batsman came out of nets after sustaining the injury on his left wrist when he was batting in the nets.

Tamim Iqbal was immediately rushed to the dressing room along with physio Thian Chandramohan. Consequently, there are dark clouds over the participation of the southpaw batsman.

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Bangladesh’s injury woes continue to manifold.

“It’s too early to say anything specific but we will have an x-ray and if there is a fracture, then he won’t be available (for the match against South Africa). But if that is not the case, then we can hope he will be available for the opening game,” selector Habibul Bashar, who is accompanying the team, said on Friday.

Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal had also missed the warm-up match against India as he had pain in his thigh muscle. Thus, Bangladesh injury woes have manifolded before their first match of the ICC World Cup 2019.
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Tiger’s fast bowler Mohammad Saifuddin is also a doubtful starter for the team. Saifuddin who had scalped the big wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the warm-up contest is recuperating from back issues.
According to Bangladesh Cricket Officials, the fast bowler will take painkillers in order to make himself available for the opening encounter.
Furthermore, Bangladesh think-tank is also having a hard time as there is doubt over the participation of their skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who has hamstring issue. Moreover, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmudullah are nursing calf and shoulder injury respectively.
Rubel Hossain and vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan have also complained of niggles. Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa.