Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the final Test against South Africa.
The 28-year-old left-hander picked up a left thigh injury during the pre-series warm-up match in Benoni. A scan after the first Test showed a grade one tear, which takes up to four weeks to heal. Bangladesh will hope that Tamim recovers earlier than this, so that he can return to fitness in time for the ODI series.
Tamim underperformed in the first Test, scoring only 39 and a duck, but would have been key in the Tigers’ chances to salvage anything from the final match.
With Shakib Al Hasan also missing, Bangladesh will be without their two highest run-scorers as they try to avoid another hefty defeat against the Proteas.
For the Proteas, they will be without Morne Morkel and will need to replace him for the second Test, which begins on Friday.
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