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.”

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