Mushfiqur Rahim returns but Tamim Iqbal is precarious due to his groin injury in the practice session. Despite Bangladesh got back the dependable batsman Mushfiqur Rahim in the third test but Tamim Iqbal’s condition worried them about.
Bangladesh made the third test as “Dead Rubber”
Accordingly, Bangladesh lost both tests in Hamilton and Wellington by three days and in innings. Though Bangladesh lost the first test but got three centuries there. Tamim got a massive hundred in the first inning and Soumya Sarker and Mahmudullah scored in the second inning in Hamilton. But the bowlers couldn’t steer the match and Bangladesh lost by an innings and 52 runs.
Accordingly, the second test becomes a three days test as the first two days flooded by weather. According to the batting destruction of Ross Taylor and Henry Nichols, Bangladesh lost the test too. Here, both bowers and batsmen failed bilaterally to steer the match and Bangladesh lost the test by an inning and 12 runs by two and half day actually.
Akram Khan, BCB operation Chairman
Accordingly, Tamim Iqbal left the practice on the midway due to his groin injury. Though BCB didn’t inform officially, Akram Khan is not to the side of taking the risk with the dashing opener on the eve of World Cup-19, “We can only take a decision regarding him after assessing his condition tomorrow”
Akram Khan added. “He was feeling pain in the groin while taking part in the fielding drill at the practice session. He decided not to take part any further in the training session. We are just hoping that he can recover on time. As there is still some time rest before the third Test”
Minhajul Abedin Nannu is confident about Mushfiqur Rahim
Meanwhile, Minhajul Abedin Nannu is confident about Mushfiqur Rahim to be in the Christchurch test as the dependable batsman dropped from the squad due to his wrist injury, “We are confident about his [Mushfiqur’s] availability. According to the report that we have received he had recovered sufficiently to play the last Test”
Accordingly, Mushfiqur Rahim wasn’t available in the first couple of tests due to his injury. Though Chief selector Minhajul Abedin is confident but he is badly essential in Christchurch. On the other hand, experienced Shakib Al Hasan already under the surgeon’s knife. Due to his finger got hurt in the final match on BPL-19. If Tamim Iqbal will absent in the third test. Then Mahmudullah will have to steer the team with a bunch of young players in test eleven.
Therefore, Mushfiqur Rahim returns but Tamim Iqbal is precarious. As Shakib Al Hasan is absent and for the worst case Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal’s absence will fall Bangladesh is serious trouble in Christchurch.