Tamim Iqbal sustains fracture on left hand

Tamim Iqbal's finger injury is likely to keep him out of cricket for two to three weeks AFP

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal sustained a fracture on the little finger of his left hand while fielding at team practice in Mirpur on Saturday. An X-ray on Sunday confirmed the nature of the injury.

BCB's chief physician Debashish Chowdhury said that Tamim is likely to be ruled out for two to three weeks, which means that he could be uncertain for selection for the ODIs against Afghanistan, if they go ahead in September.

"He has fractured his finger during catching practice," Chowdhury said. "The good thing is that the fracture did not spread and is in one place. We are hopeful for him to recover within two to three weeks."

Tamim was taking part in a training session ahead of Bangladesh's home series against England. He is likely to be fit by the time it starts, in October.