Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Hambantota March 23, 2013

Injured Tamim out of remaining ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh batsman, has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a hairline fracture on his right thumb. Tamim picked up the injury while fielding in the first ODI in Hambantota, a match in which he had earlier hit his first one-day century in three years.

Tamim was hurt attempting to stop a powerful shot from Kushal Perera in the seventh over of the chase. He started wringing his hand in pain after being struck by the ball and went off the field. He was taken for scans to a hospital, where an X-ray revealed the fracture.

"It is a fracture which normally takes around 4-6 weeks," Tamim later said. "For further information, I will go to Dhaka day after tomorrow. I will have an MRI, but it is definitely a fracture."

The news is a major blow for Bangladesh, who are already without two of their most experienced players in Shakib Al Hasan and Mashrafe Mortaza. Tamim had returned to fitness little over a week ago after a wrist problem that he suffered at the Bangladesh Premier League forced him out of the opening Test in Galle.

Sri Lanka are currently 1-0 up in the series, with two more ODIs to play. The tour ends with a Twenty20 on March 31 in Pallekele. Bangladesh's next assignment is a Zimbabwe tour, with the first match scheduled to start on April 17.

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  • mohammad on March 24, 2013, 15:01 GMT

    @ Debasish Panda I am very happy to see you always support Bangladesh.We also love India.I followed every test of the current series between India-Australia and am happy to see India won 4-0.Congratulations for that.

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    place of TAMIM bcb should send immediately shamsur to play rest of odi . I think there is no hope for bd in this series . I was surprised when bcb priorities of Zimbabwe series ahead of sl series. Shakib can make his operation after finishing Zimbabwe tour. we are mit a great player who could make difference like how sanga is doing for sl.

  • cric on March 24, 2013, 11:50 GMT

    bring Shahriar Nafees as opener for remaining ODIs. hope he is fit now.

  • opurbo on March 24, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    I think Bangladesh squard have to be like that for remaining ODIs.. 1.Jahurul Islam 2.Shamsur rahman 3.Marshal ayub 4.Mominul haque 5.Mahmudullah 6.Nasir 7.Mushfiq (C&WK) 8.Gazi 9.Mukhtar ali 10.Razzak 11.Taskin ahmed.. I think now is the time to prove our youngstars...

  • opurbo on March 24, 2013, 10:57 GMT

    Bangladesh squard has to be like this 1.Jahurul Islam 2.shamsur rahman 3.Marshal ayub 4.mominul haque 5.mahmudullah 6.Nasir 7.mushfiq 8.Gazi 9.Mukhtar ali 10.razzak 11.taskin ahmed I dnt want any abul..tabul.. rubul.. bd bowler.. or ash the unconsistant.. or anamul the unadult...

  • RAFSAN on March 24, 2013, 7:39 GMT

    Cant get worse than this for BD. Shakib,Tamim,Mashrafe!!! Three experienced players are out !

  • Sarah on March 24, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    It Tamim is your best bet, you should take some precautions to avoid him getting injured, specially while he is fielding. Just like SLC did to protect Murali by advising him not to go for hard diving catches which often resulted injuries. Send him to field in the deep where he wouldn't have to do sharp fielding.

  • Benazir on March 24, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    I think Tamim has fitness issue. He looked unfit during running between the wicket, he didn't watch the ball till the end when he was fielding. He is getting hurt in this fashion quite often now. Tamim is a special talent for Bangladesh and coaches need to nurture him carefully.

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 5:11 GMT

    Shakib Tamim fast bowlers- Mashrafe Nazmul Shafiul also Shahriar Nayeem injured . Why r we still touring. Gonna end in another bad defeat and then the haters gonna again say this team is nowhere close to good enough

  • Dummy4 on March 24, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    Now just formality. Nothing at the Bangladesh end. No shakib, no tamim, no mashrafe. Why we will play this??? just formality nothing else. Present side has no ability to beat Sri Lanka. I think so.

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