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Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh opener, to miss remainder of South Africa tour

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the third ODI and T20I series against South Africa after aggravating a thigh injury he sustained during a warm-up game ahead of the tour.

cricket Updated: Oct 21, 2017 11:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the remainder of the South Africa tour after aggravating a thigh injury. (Twitter )

Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the remainder of Bangladesh’s tour to South Africa tour after aggravating a thigh injury. He will return home on October 22 and will not take part in the third ODI and the T20I series.

Tamim suffered the injury during Bangladesh’s warm-up game against South African Invitation XI ahead of the tour. He didn’t appear fully fit in the Potchefstroom Test and was ruled out of the second Test in Bloemfontein.

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Later, Tamim was retained for the three-ODI series. Despite not being 100% fit, he played the second ODI in Paarl, which Mashrafe Mortaza’s men lost by 104 runs. Tamim Iqbal is set to miss at least the first two weeks of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which is scheduled to begin on November 4.

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Mominul Haque, who is in the ODI squad, will remain with the team for the T20Is as Tamim’s replacement.

The third and the final ODI will take place on Sunday in East London. The two T20Is will be played on October 26 and 29.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 11:34 IST