Tamim to miss first Test
Star Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal will not be playing in the first Test against Zimbabwe that is starting from April 17 at the Harare Sports ground. Tamim had injured his thumb while fielding during the first ODI against Sri Lanka at Hambantota during last month's tour to Sri Lanka. An X-ray taken recently to ascertain his recovery has indicated that he will need more time before he can be declared match fit.
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