Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will miss competitive cricket for at least two months due to his knee injury that he sustained during the Bangabandhu Dhaka Premier League (DPL) last month.
Tamim missed one-off Test against Zimbabwe in the ongoing tour but played the three-match ODI series through the injury, because of the significance of the series that was the part of ICC ODI Super League. Moreover he is the captain of the Bangladesh ODI team.
Tamim will also miss the T20 series against Australia in August and New Zealand in September at home. He may come back to the side during Bangladesh’s home series against England in October, said chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu.
“Tamim has been advised to take rest for six to eight weeks, considering the extent of his injury. He won’t be able to play against Australia and New Zealand but may play against England in October,” Abedin said.
“He will return home alongside Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam after the ODI series. We have asked Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Mithun and Mosaddek Hossain to stay back with the T20I side as part of our contingency plan for the Australia series,” he added.
Australia are expected to arrive in Bangladesh in the next week to play a five-match T20 International series. New Zealand will play three of five T20 Internationals while England are slated to play three ODIs and as many T20Is.