Dhaka, September 15: Bangladesh dashing opener Tamim Iqbal will play no further part in the Asia Cup after fracturing his left wrist during Bangladesh’s tournament opener against Sri Lanka at opener at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday. The left-handed experienced opener Tamim sustained the injury from only the third ball he faced when a Suranga Lakmal delivery struck him on Bangladesh post of 261/10 in 49.3 overs.
Tamim briefly received treatment from the team physio but was forced to retire hurt on two not out and is now expected to be out of action for six weeks, though, returned at the ground in the end to give a 14 balls company to Mushfiqur Rahim.
The 29-year-old is Bangladesh’s all-time leading run-scorer and centurion in ODI cricket and his absence will come as a significant blow to the team’s hopes in the tournament.
Bangladesh were yet to name a replacement at the time of writing.