Tamim Iqbal ruled out of Pakistan series amidst thumb injury


Dhaka – November 15 (Online): Bangladesh batter Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of upcoming series against Pakistan due to a thumb injury, it emerged Monday.
According to media reports, an X-ray report on Sunday revealed Tamim had a fracture on his left thumb, which he injured during a franchise Twenty20 match in Kathmandu last month.
“The fracture had almost healed but my thumb remained swollen,” Tamim said. “So we wanted to have another X-ray, which revealed that there was a fracture.
“Probably there were two, but it didn’t come out in the first scan […] I can’t move it. The whole process has to start again.”
Bangladesh, who were knocked out in the group stage at the T20 World Cup, are due to play three T20 matches against Pakistan in Dhaka starting from Friday.
The first Test will be played in Chattogram from Nov 26 followed by the second in Dhaka from Dec 4.