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Tamim Iqbal to miss second Test against South Africa due to injury

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh opener, has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein after aggravating a left thigh injury he sustained during the pre-series warm-up game.

cricket Updated: Oct 04, 2017 17:53 IST
Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa due to a thigh injury.
Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the second Test against South Africa due to a thigh injury. (Getty Images )

Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh cricket team opener, will miss the second and final Test against South Africa after aggravating an injury on his left thigh he sustained during the pre-series warm-up match in Benoni.

Tamim scored 39 and 0 in the first Test in Potchefstroom, which Bangladesh lost by a huge margin of 333 runs.

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However, a scan which was conducted after the first Test confirmed the scale of the injury, a grade 1 tear that usually takes four weeks to heal, reports ESPNcricinfo.

Bangladesh would be hoping that the left-handed batsman returns to fitness in time for the ODI series.

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Soumya Sarkar is likely to replace him as opener in the second Test beginning Friday in Bloemfontein.

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has already taken rest from the two-Test series.