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Why is Tamim Iqbal out of the BAN vs IND ODI series?

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Cricket News: Why is Tamim Iqbal out of the BAN vs IND ODI series? | Tamim Iqbal ruled out of BAN vs IND ODI series

Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against India due to a groin injury. The setback has also put in doubt his participation in the Test series between the two countries slated to start off from 14th December in Chattogram.

The 33-year-old suffered this injury during a warm-up match on Wednesday. “Tamim has a Grade 1 strain on his right groin which has been confirmed following an MRI. We will maintain a conservative treatment protocol for him for two weeks after which his rehab will begin.”

“Unfortunately it means he will not be available for the ODI series and will be doubtful for the Test series,” Bangladesh team physio Beyjedul Islam Khan was quoted in a report by ESPNcricinfo.

Tamim Iqbal joins Taskin Ahmed on the sidelines

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has called up Shoriful Islam from their ‘A’ squad as a back-up for Iqbal. The board hasn’t named a replacement for the southpaw yet but the squad will be regretting another key player biting the dust for this ODI series after Taskin Ahmed was ruled out of the first ODI on 4th December in Mirpur due to a back injury.

The 27-year-old pacer has been taking a pain-killer injection to cure the injury that he suffered during a Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) match on 20th November.

This follows the shoulder setback that ruled him out of international action earlier this year. Ahmed has come up as a prominent force in the pace bowling department since his comeback to international cricket in 2021. In 2022, he has taken 12 wickets in nine ODIs at an impressive economy rate of 4.88.

The first two ODIs will be played in Mirpur on 4th and 7th December, with the final one to be played in Chattogram on 10th December.

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