Tamim available for ODI opener despite not being 100 percent fit

Tamim Iqbal, captain of Bangladesh, declared himself available for the first three games of the ODI series against Afghanistan despite feeling under the weather. Tamim’s availability has remained a top concern for Bangladesh ever since the seasoned batter was forced to withdraw from the one-off Test last month due to back issues.

Tamim appeared uncomfortable at practice after that assignment and complained of back pain during the hitting and fielding drills. The left-handed opener batted against throwdowns for 20 minutes at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday, but he skipped practice today.

“I’m confident I’ll be reachable tomorrow. Physically, I feel better than I did before, but I won’t say I’m fully recovered, Tamim told reporters in Chattogram.After the game tomorrow, I’ll be able to understand the circumstances, but for the time being, I’ll play, he stated.

The Bangladeshi skipper quickly made it clear, though, that he wouldn’t defy medical advice and overdo it during a game. I believe that’s more of an idea, Tamim retorted. And I must assess what I can and cannot do given my limitations. I won’t, however, take any action that may harm the team. Then, I frequently use the proverb “The team comes before the individual.”

I feel ready for tomorrow right now, but the medical staff . And I will talk about whether continuing would be risky if I felt underprepared. I feel healthy enough to compete tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes right now.

Litton Das will serve as the team’s vice-captain if Tamim is unable to participate in ODIs; however, Bangladesh has not yet made this official. When asked if he thought he needed a deputy, Tamim responded that it was not up to him to decide.

“The board selects the skipper and vice-captain; I don’t think my input is required in this case. No captain, to my knowledge, has indicated that having that individual serve as vice-captain is essential. In this circumstance, the board will decide whether it requires one.

Tamim expected a difficult challenge against the Afghans after a very easy victory in the challenge. During the series, Bangladesh would likely employ a different group of fast bowlers, he continued.

“I’m anticipating it to be challenging, and it’s not like we’ll go into the game and win,” he added. “We have to give it our best. They are one of the best bowling teams in the white-ball competition.

Everyone who has participated in the fast bowling unit over the past 1.5 years has done amazing work. The three games can each feature a different pace bowling lineup. On the other hand, nobody wins in domestic cricket. It is without a doubt advantageous to have an all-rounder who could bowl rapidly. The man responded, “Saifuddin was there, but he’s not now.

Mohammad Naim and Afif Hossain will get a chance to start for Tamim with the World Cup in mind, the coach made that clear.

We’ll do our best in this series to give everyone an opportunity, but we can’t promise it. We would love to get Naim some game action before the World Cup because of how well he has been hitting in practice. But it is not necessary because there is no use in tampering with what is working. “Afif is another character, and we must also play him,” he continued.

In the near future, I don’t believe reserve players should play in a key game. If we can give them one or two chances, it will be good for them.Once you see the starting XI we’ve selected for tomorrow, you’ll be able to understand our strategy. Despite our best efforts, a lot will hinge on how the opposition chooses to play, including if we decide to add a spinner or batter, as we did in the previous series.

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