DHAKA: Bangladesh have expressed confidence that senior opener Tamim Iqbal will recuperate totally from a knee damage in time for this 12 months’s Twenty20 World Cup within the United Arab Emirates in October and November.
Tamim damage his knee through the April-Could tour of Sri Lanka and returned halfway by means of the group’s subsequent Zimbabwe tour in July.
The left-hander will miss subsequent month’s Twenty20 collection in opposition to New Zealand, however chief selector Minhajul Abedin mentioned the 32-year-old could be match for the World Cup the place Bangladesh should end among the many prime two in Group B to make the event’s Tremendous 12 stage.
“I don’t see any doubt,” Abedin informed the Cricbuzz web site. “He will play when he is fit and he will be with the team. We are keeping a close eye on his development.”
Group physician Debashish Chowdhury mentioned Tamim, Bangladesh’s ODI captain, was recovering properly and would begin gentle follow subsequent week.
“This injury required rest and rehabilitation. We planned it accordingly and he is responding to it very well,” he mentioned. “When he begins operating and participates within the talent session, we will have a clearer image of his restoration.
“But the way he is improving, we are confident that he will be available for the T20 World Cup,” added Chowdhury.
Bangladesh will play Scotland of their first opening spherical match on Oct 17 in Muscat.
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