Proteas

Bangladesh suffer Tamim injury scare

2017-09-21 12:27
Tamim Iqbal (AP)

Cape Town - Bangladesh have suffered an injury scare with opener Tamim Iqbal lasting just 13 balls in a warm-up clash against a CSA Invitational XI in Benoni on Thursday. 

The 28-year-old is a vital cog in the Bangladesh batting line-up ahead of two Test matches against South Africa, but he was forced to retire hurt one 5* when he pulled a muscle. 

A Bangladesh media representative confirmed to Sport24 that Iqbal was "doing okay" and that he would be sent for scans to further understand the nature of the injury. 

"Hopefully he will be fine," the representative added. 

Iqbal has played in 51 Tests for the Tigers and averages just under 40. 

He was particularly influential in the first Test win over Australia in Dhaka last month where his scores of 71 and 78 helped set up a famous victory for his side. 

The first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh gets underway on September 28 in Potchefstroom while the second Test will be played in Bloemfontein from October 6

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