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Tamim doubtful for the match against South Africa

Tamim doubtful for the match against South Africa

Bangladesh’s preparations ahead of their first World Cup match against South Africa have sustained a huge blow as Tamim Iqbal is doubtful after getting injured in the nets. The left-hander came out from the nets after sustaining a blow on his left wrist during his batting session and was immediately rushed to the dressing room along with physio Thian Chandramohan.

According to BCB officials, Tamim had a precautionary x-ray which showed no fracture. He will have a further test tomorrow to assess his availability for Bangladesh's opening encounter of the world cup, against South Africa.

Iqbal is Bangladesh’s batting mainstay, having played at the 2007 World Cup. He played an important role by blasting two fifties during their tri-series ODI win in Ireland earlier this month.

Tamim is not the only injury concern for Bangladesh ahead of their clash with the Proteas, with Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmudullah having been troubled by hamstring, calf and shoulder issues respectively recently.