Tamim Iqbal To Miss New Zealand Tour After Suffering Thumb Injury
By CricShots - Nov 23, 2021 4:24 pm
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The veteran Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal will not be taking part in the upcoming tour of New Zealand due to a thumb injury sustained during the Everest Premier League in Nepal. According to a report of CricketNext, Tamim has been advised one month’s rest after he consulted a physician in England on Monday.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal

Talking about his injury, as per the quotes in Cricbuzz, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said, “He (Tamim) met the physician and they have advised him to take one-month rest though he won’t require any surgery. In that case, he’s missing the New Zealand tour.”

Bangladesh will be locking horns with New Zealand for a couple of Test matches as part of the teams’ new World Test Championship cycle. The opening Test will be held at the Bay Oval in Tauranga from January 1-5, followed by the second fixture at Christchurch starting on January 9.

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Earlier, Tamim Iqbal was ruled out of Bangladesh’s opening Test against Pakistan, which is scheduled to be commencing on Friday, November 26 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Uncapped Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Rejaur Rahman Raja have been called up for the game.

Now that the southpaw has been ruled out of the New Zealand series, it invariably means that he won’t be a part of the second Test against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka as well.

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Tamim Iqbal is currently the leading run-getter for Bangladesh in Test cricket, having amassed 4788 runs with the help of nine centuries and 31 half-centuries after making his debut back in 2008. Back in 2010, he also scored a Test ton against England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.