Bangladesh to play West Indies at Khulna, Tamim Iqbal expected to play

In a bid to level the 2 match test series, Bangladesh will be playing their second test match against the mighty West Indies. The match will be held in Khulna making the venue the 7th test venue for Bangladesh. The hopes of a win were boosted for Bangladesh when Tamim Iqbal was declared fit to play the 2nd test.

The 23-year-old Bangladeshi opener was doubtful after he hurt a ligament in his left elbow during the 1st test match played in Dhaka that Bangladesh lost by  77-run. He was declared fit for the second test after passing a fitness test. In spite of Tamim’s return the team will probably see a new opener at the other end with Tamim. After a dismal performance at the first match, opener Junaid Siddique is expected to be dropped making way for Nazimuddin.

Bangladeshi skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has stressed that Tamim Iqbal, who has been only performing opener for last few openers is of enormous importance in the coming game.

Tamim’s inclusion is still not 100% sure and thus as a precautionary measure rookie opener Anamul Haque has been called upon as Tamim’s probable replacement.

The 2nd test match starts in about 8 hours from now.