Iqbal hoping to rejoin Bangladesh for Windies tour

By November 08, 2018

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is hoping to return to the team in time for the match-up against the West Indies later this month.

The 29-year-old has been sidelined for several weeks, after suffering a broken wrist during the Asia Cup where he earned the admiration of the fans by batting one-handed.  The player, who suffered a broken wrist, has admitted that he is not entirely pain-free he is progressing well.

 "I think I will be fit for the first Test [against West Indies]," Tamim said. "I always wanted to play the second Test against Zimbabwe, at least that was the plan three or four weeks ago. I am not ready. I don't think the physio will even permit me.

It has just been three days of batting against spin bowling and the dog-stick. It is actually semi-batting what I am doing right now. Unless I start full-fledged nets, it won't be fair for the team to declare myself fit,” he added.

"Today [Thursday] is probably the third day that I am batting. I haven't had a full net session. There's a lot of difference between playing 130-140kph and playing against spin and the dog-stick.”

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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