NZ vs BAN: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand tour due to thumb injury

NZ vs BAN: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand tour due to thumb injury
NZ vs BAN: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand tour due to thumb injury

NZ vs BAN -Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of their two-Test series in New Zealand in January because of a thumb injury, cricket website Cricbuzz reported on Tuesday.

The report quoted Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief physician Debashish Chowdhury as saying Tamim would need a month’s rest to recover from the injury he picked up last month.

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NZ vs BAN -Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand: Tamim, who opted out of this year’s Twenty20 World Cup citing a lack of game time as he recovered from a knee injury, was last week ruled out of Bangladesh’s two-Test home series against Pakistan, which starts on Friday, due to the injury. .

“He met the physician and they have advised him to take a one-month rest though he won’t require any surgery,” Chowdhury told Cricbuzz. “In that case, he’s missing the New Zealand tour.”

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NZ vs BAN -Tamim Iqbal ruled out of New Zealand: Reuters has contacted the BCB seeking confirmation. Bangladesh are due to play the first Test against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui from Jan. 1 followed by the second match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch from Jan. 9.

Both Tests will be part of the teams’ World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.