Tamim likely to replace injured Mustafiz!
01 March 2016, Nirapad News: The rest of the matches of the ongoing Micromax Asia Cup T20 2016 have become uncertain for Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman as he got an injury during the match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Opener Tamim Iqbal, who returned to the country from Thailand on Monday, is likely to replace Mustafiz in the squad. Mustafiz bowled brilliant against Sri Lanka in the last match. But during the match he felt a ‘side strain’ pain. As the pain increased he was taken to a city hospital on Monday afternoon for test.
The condition of Mustafiz is still officially unknown. But a BCB source informed the board does not want to take any risk about Mustafiz heeding the World T20. And most possibly Mustafiz may not play the next matches of the tournament.
The sudden return of Tamim also helped the board to take decision about Mustafiz’s replacement. Tamim became father of his first child on Sunday and return to the country on Monday. He also practiced on the day in Mirpur.
Tamim was not in the Asia Cup squad but now situation created the possibility to include him in the squad as the replacement of Mustafiz. BCB just need the permission of the technical committee of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to get Tamim in the squad.
BCC was supposed to inform the condition of Mustafiz and decision regarding Tamim officially on Monday evening. But till the report was written no official announcement was made by the board.