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Bangladesh sweat over Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim’s fitness ahead of 1st T20 vs Sri Lanka

Bangladesh take on Sri Lanka in first of the two T20s in Mirpur on Thursday.

cricket Updated: Feb 14, 2018 17:19 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Dhaka
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Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal’s injury is a cause of worry for the home team ahead of the first T20 against Sri Lanka.(AFP)

Former captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Tamim Iqbal have added to Bangladesh’s injury woes ahead of their first Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Thursday.

Tamim complained of muscle pain in his left arm and Mushfiqur did not train on Wednesday because of a wrist injury.

Bangladesh selectors have added batsman Mohammad Mithun to the squad as cover.

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“Tamim felt some pain in his bicep all of sudden yesterday. This is why we are still waiting to decide our combination,” stand-in skipper Mahmudullah said Wednesday.

“There are also some concerns about Mushfiqur as he has niggles on his wrist. But we hope he will be alright.” Bangladesh are without regular captain Shakib Al Hasan, who failed to recover from a finger injury sustained during the tri-series one-day tournament final in January.

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The final T20 of the two-match series will be played in Sylhet on Sunday.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in the tri-series final, before winning the Test series 1-0.

First Published: Feb 14, 2018 17:19 IST