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Tamim back in nets, prepares himself for India tour

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 22nd September, 2019 08:47:47 PM
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Tamim back in nets, prepares himself for India tour
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Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal on Sunday hit the nets for the first time since his short break from cricket, taken last month.

The 30-year-old opener missed one-off Test against Afghanistan and the ongoing T20 tri-series as he was approved a 2-month vacation on August 15.

He went abroad to spent his vacation with his family and worked on his fitness there.

Recently, he returned home and joined the nets immediately after his return though his official vacation is not over yet.

Tamim is preparing himself with the bat in the nets ahead of Bangladesh's next assignment, a tour of India in November when the Tigers will play three T20Is and two Tests.

Earlier, in last month, he sent a letter to the BCB and asked for a break after he had gone through a tough time in couple of months.

Apart from an ordinary World Cup campaign in which he scored only one fifty, and a disastrous ODI series against Sri Lanka, in which he also led Bangladesh and returned home with nothing, Tamim was subjected to a lot of criticism on social media.

In this situation, Bangladeshi skippern Shakib Al Hasan advised Tamim to take a break and prepare himself for making a good comeback in the next assignment in India in November.